Economic Impact of the Travel Industry in Arizona
Arizona's warm weather and magnificent natural beauty made tourism the number one export industry in Arizona in 2015. 42.1 million people visited Arizona in 2015 who collectively spent $21 billion in the state. The money spent by visitors supports jobs and generates tax revenue. The $2.99 billion in 2015 tax revenue equals an annual tax savings of $1,180 for every Arizona household and supported.179,600 industry jobs.
Reports: Arizona Travel Impacts 1998-2015
Arizona Office of Tourism commissions an annual study to examine the economic impact of the travel industry in the state and presents the updated data at the annual Governor's Conference on Tourism. The following reports detail the impact of the travel industry to the state and each of its five regions and fifteen counties. The second report presents the same information by legislative district.
The Arizona Travel Impacts Interactive Tool
Click on the image below to access the Arizona Travel Impacts Interactive Tool, or download the app! Both provide instant access to data on key indicators statewide, by region, and by county and allows you to download the information for your own analysis. To load the most recent year's data, please delete and then re-download the app.