Community Engagement

Our work at Visit Tucson goes far beyond attracting visitors to metro Tucson and we place high value on community engagement and collaborating with organizations outside of the hospitality industry, including those focused on regional economic development and quality of life issues.  

We believe a great place to live is a great place to visit and we partner with organizations and support initiatives that further that notion. Visit Tucson’s community partnerships support economic development, destination development and quality of place.  

Part of that support includes the creation of a 10-Year Metro Tucson Tourism Master plan to help identify ways to protect, improve, and enhance the region’s long-term quality of life and economic prosperity.  The Tourism Master Plan also provides a regional map for growing the number of overnight visitors, length of stays and tourism expenditures.  

Visit Tucson strives to be a strong community partner and we are constantly working to make metro Tucson and Southern Arizona a great place to live and visit. Some of our community partnerships include:

Economic Development

City of Tucson, Office of Economic Development
Pima County - Ready For You 
Start Up Tucson – Remote Tucson   
Sun Corridor, Inc. 
Tucson Metro Chamber - Restaurant Advisory Council
Tucson Airport Authority 

Destination Development

Coronado National Forest: Bighorn Fire trail restoration  
Delice Network 
Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area  
Tucson Roadrunners – Hispanic marketing 
Tucson City of Gastronomy 
VirtualTucson.org 

Quality of Place

Arizona Game & Fish: Watchable Wildlife
Coronado National Forest: Sustainable Recreation Strategy
Local First Arizona - Southern Arizona Green Business Leaders Certification
Tucson Association of Realtors – Certified Tourism Ambassador training partnership 
Town of Oro Valley - marketing videos 
University of Arizona - Tucson Accessibility Guide 

For more information about Visit Tucson’s impact on the community, please see our Annual Report & Marketing Plan.
 

Balcony Pool View

Resorts & Spas

Downtown Long Exposure

Things To Do Downtown

Epazote Patio - El Conquistador

Restaurants & Nightlife