In the interest of protecting the health and safety of visitors many area centers are temporarily closed or operating on different hours of operation. Please call ahead to confirm hours of operation.
The Southern Arizona Heritage & Visitor Center closed March 15 and will reopen once it is deemed safe to do so. Travelers seeking information about Tucson and Southern Arizona are encouraged to visit www.visittucson.org or call 1-800-638-8350 on weekdays between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. MST. Go to https://visitsouthernarizona.com for updates regarding when the Southern Arizona Heritage & Visitor Center will reopen.
The Visit Tucson staff is passionate about working with business partners and tourism supporters to promote Tucson and Southern Arizona. We encourage your participation in our programs. To reach us -- Visit Tucson administration, departments and staff as well as the Southern Arizona Heritage and Visitor Center -- please see the contact information below.
Visit Tucson Administration Office
115 N. Church Avenue, Suite 200, Tucson, AZ 85701
Front Desk Phone: 520-624-1817
Toll-Free Phone: 1-800-638-8350
Closed on these holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
Southern Arizona Heritage and Visitor Center
115 N. Church Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Toll-Free Phone: 1-800-638-8350
Open Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed major holidays except for Columbus Day.
The Southern Arizona Heritage and Visitor Center is your starting point to discover all that southern Arizona, the Sonoran Desert and the Sky Islands have to offer. The Center opened January 18, 2020, at the Historic Pima County Courthouse downtown, replacing the Tucson Visitor Center formerly located in space shared with the University of Arizona Visitor Center. For more information, check out Southern Arizona Heritage and Visitor Center.
The University of Arizona Arizona Visitor Center still operates at 811 N. Euclide Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719; Phone: 520-621-5130; Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday. Closed on government holidays.
Visit Tucson will validate parking for guests using the El Presidio Parking Garage, directly behind the Southern Arizona Heritage and Visitor Center, and the nearby Pima County Public Works Garage.
El Presidio Parking Garage
165 W Alameda Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
Pima County Public Works Garage
50 W. Alameda Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
Additional Downtown Tucson Parking:
Pima County's Downtown Tucson Parking Garages
Visit Tucson Departments:
If you need further assistance, please contact the appropriate member of our staff below, or complete and submit the following Contact Form.
Brent DeRaad, CTA, President & CEO
Roni Thomas, CTA, Chief Financial Officer
Mexico Marketing department conducts marketing programs, including Vamos a Tucson, to position Tucson and Southern Arizona as the destination of choice for Mexican visitors.
J. Felipe Garcia, CTA, Executive Vice President
Marisol Vindiola, CTA, Mexico Initiatives Director
Marketing department develops and executes promotional and advertising campaigns designed to increase awareness of and travel to Tucson and Southern Arizona.
Lee McLaughlin, CTA, Vice President of Marketing
Judith Romo, CTA, Graphic Designer
Hope Smyth, CTA, IT Manager
Ed Farias, Network Administrator
COMMUNICATIONS & TOURISM
Communications department manages media relations and social media and creates awareness of Tucson and Southern Arizona among travel media, working with travel journalists. Communications oversee Travel Trade efforts and the production of Tucson Official Travel Guide and other materials.
Mary Rittmann, CTA, Vice President of Communications & Tourism
Dan Gibson, CTA, Senior Director of Communications
Cindy Aguilar, CTA, PR & Communications Manager
James Jefferies, CTA, Social Media Manager
Jalyssa Gasmen, CTA, Tourism Sales Manager
SALES, SERVICES & SPORTS
Convention Sales and Services promote the Tucson area as a premier destination for group meetings, conventions, and events. Sales staff generate leads from customers within North America. After a meeting site has been chosen, Convention Services staff connects convention and meeting planners with local providers of services. Tucson Sports promotes Tucson, Oro Valley and Southern Arizona for amateur sports events and sports-related meetings.
Graeme Hughes, CTA, Senior Vice President of Sales
Sales & Services
Jane Roxbury, CTA, Convention Services Director
Mary Meade, CTA, Sales Associate Director
RoxAnne Erickson, CTA, National Sales Manager
Joy Johnson, CTA, National Sales Manager
Brooke Sauer, CTA, National Sales Manager
Pamela Traficanti, CTA, National Sales Manager
Laura Reynolds, CTA, CRM Assistant
Maria Ramirez, CTA, CRM Assistant
Luchie Javelosa, CTA, Sports Sales Manager
Nick Pazzi, CTA, Sports Sales Manager
PARTNERSHIP & VISITOR SERVICES
Partnership department staff create customized partnerships for local businesses based on unique marketing opportunities and partner-only benefits. Staff provides tourism-related monthly lunches, educational sessions, networking events, and quarterly orientations.
Vanessa Bechtol, CTA, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Meredith Lipscomb, CTA, Partnership & CTA Manager
Promoting Visit Tucson Partners is the top priority when assisting visitors with suggestions for accommodations, attractions, dining, shopping, and tours.
Socorro Carrizosa, CTA, Visitor Center Supervisor
Ruth Allard, CTA, Visitor Information Specialist
Elva Carbajal, Visitor Information Specialist
Visit Tucson's Tucson Film Office markets the area to motion picture/television and commercial advertising production companies as a location for filming and photo projects.
Peter Catalanotte, CTA, Director
Mathew Bogaert, CTA, Production Coordinator
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