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Testimonials & Awards

Visit Tucson has a reputation for providing travel experiences with creativity and award-winning service.

Testimonials & Awards

Tourism is a $2 billion industry and a vital part of metro Tucson's economic engine. As you can see from our website, we think Tucson and Southern Arizona is a pretty great place to host your meeting. But you don't have to take our word for it. Many others are singing our region's praises. Take a look at this recent recognition for Tucson's travel industry.

 Our Visit Tucson staff have the talent and ability to passionately and professionally represent our city and region. Not only do our staff make us quite proud, they are garnering positive feedback from people we work with. Below you will find a variety of testimonials sent to us from our partners and customers.

April 2016

Our organization has looked at Tucson twice in the past ten years, deciding on the destination for meetings in 1997 and 2016.  Both times we relied on the bureau from the very start, and the response was fantastic.  My RFP was handled immediately, bids were submitted quickly and efficiently, and the final site agenda included properties that fit the profile of my organization perfectly.

Siting the city was a fabulous experience.  My national sales manager, Joy Johnson arranged for airport pick-up and then spent time touring the properties with us. She was an incredible source of information about the area, the properties, and a delight to spend time with.  She continued the relationship after our first meeting and helped keep the Tucson experience fresh, even when board decisions focused our search in other areas.    

I consider Visit Tucson a true partner in making my meeting a success.  I found the bureau, and Joy in particular, responsive to every query, answering questions about best flights, restaurants, and art galleries in the area.  As we lead up to our latest meeting, they were an incredible resource for me.  Because the hospitality industry can be quite transient, it has been a pleasure to work with a team that has continuity in staffing.  Not only has Joy has shown me Tucson twice, she graciously welcomed me on my day of arrival at my most recent meeting and has reached out with invitations when Visit Tucson is in Washington, DC.

Many locations have convention bureaus, and I have worked with countless of them over the years.  Visit Tucson is the best.  I look forward to working with them in the future.

Deborah Reilly

Director for Member Relations, Conference Sponsorship, and Planning

The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities


Many locations have convention bureaus, and I have worked with countless of them over the years.  Visit Tucson is the best.  I look forward to working with them in the future.

JW Marriott Toast

February 2016

Dear Brooke,

I can’t thank you enough for your incredible hospitality. It was a pleasure spending our trip with you. Your love and enthusiasm for your community really shines in the wonderful way you showcase it! Can’t wait to hold our meeting in Tucson.

Grace Horvath

CPAmerica International

Gainesville, FL


I’m always blown away by the natural beauty of Tucson. My customers love it as well, and most have never been so they are always in awe! But the true heart of Tucson is the people, and the experiences and the friends I’ve acquired through Visit Tucson, these are what keep me coming back!

Hi Mary,

I wanted to keep you in the loop, that Tim and I have been working with Curry at the JW Marriott Star Pass and we just submitted a final agreement today!!

I can’t thank you enough for all your incredible help and guidance during our visit to Tucson two weeks ago. We are so appreciative of all your time and energy you put into making our visit so successful.

This was such a  hard decision to make, as you showed us some pretty awesome resorts and properties. I will send a notice to all the great sales contacts we met at all the other properties as well.



Allison Skare Muller

Program Coordinator

Farm Foundation, NFP


I really appreciate the time and effort you took to showcase your beautiful that I have seen and experienced more of what Tucson has to offer, I hope to bring more business your way.

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