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Story ideas and resources for travel writers and editors interested in covering Tucson and Southern Arizona.

Travel Media

When it comes to telling true stories, there's nonfiction, and then there's real. Tucson definitely falls into the "real" category. 

If you've spent time in Tucson, you already know we're a little off the beaten path with a personality to go along with that: not chic, not polished but authentic, accessible and full of heart. We're home to free-thinkers and a destination for outdoor adventure and wellness. We're a cultural crossroads and a modern-day melting pot. We're half a million people sharing the Sonoran Desert with some of the toughest plants and animals on the planet.  And, oh boy, do we have a story for you…

Photo & Video Gallery

A picture is worth a thousand words--add a couple thousand to your next piece with our collection of images available for editorial use, including a wide selection of photos at 300 DPI.

What's New in Tucson?

Story ideas for travel writers and journalists based on news and happenings related to lodging, leisure activities, dining, entertainment, transportation, filmmaking, and the meetings industry in Tucson and Southern Arizona. 

Press Releases & Features

News and updates, provided by our tourism and community partners, cover a range of current events and topics about tourism and hospitality in Tucson and Southern Arizona.

Research & Facts

Just the facts: basic geographic and demographic data, information from Tucson International Airport, and an overview of key visitor amenities. 

Awards, Accolades & Anniversaries

What they're saying about us: recognition for Tucson and Southern Arizona's travel and tourism industry and for Visit Tucson as a destination marketing organization.

Marketing Plan & Annual Report

Visit Tucson's objectives/activities related to promoting Tucson and Southern Arizona as a destination for leisure travel, meetings, and filmmaking are outlined within our Marketing Plan & Annual Report online. 

Travel Guides & Visitor Information

Feature stories and travel tips are highlighted in our annual Tucson Official Travel Guide and Professional Planners Edition guides available upon request and for download.

'Free Yourself' Brand

A detailed overview of Visit Tucson's "free yourself" destination brand, including related consumer research, imagery, and videos.

For More Information, Contact:

Mary Rittmann

Vice President of Communications & Tourism

1 (520) 770-2127

Dan Gibson

Senior Director of Communications

1 (520) 770-2133

Cindy Aguilar

PR & Communications Manager

1 (520) 770-2145


Government Partners

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Partner Listings

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