Find a Hotel
Hero Alt Text

Tucson Travel Summit

2021 Tucson Travel Summit


Due to increased concerns about the rapidly spreading COVID-19 delta variant, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the Tucson Travel Summit. The health and safety of our community is our top priority.

Reconnect with Tucson and Southern Arizona’s travel and tourism businesses and community leaders at the inaugural 2021 Tucson Travel Summit!


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

8-11:30 a.m.

Casino Del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ 85757 (directions)


The inaugural Tucson Travel Summit is a morning of networking, learning, and promoting the travel and tourism industry as a community shared value.

  • Tourism does that? A look at the 2020-21 visitor profile and economic impact.
  • Metro Tucson Tourism Master Plan – Visit Tucson partnerships building a vibrant community 
  • Tourism Recovery Plan – How Visit Tucson and tourism businesses are collaborating to rebuild a strong local economy

We are delighted to bring Rohit Bhargava to Tucson as our keynote speaker. Rohit Bhargava is an innovation and marketing expert and the founder of the Non-Obvious Company. He spent 15 years as a marketing strategist for Ogilvy and Leo Burnett, is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of five business books and also teaches marketing and innovation at Georgetown University. Meet Rohit here.


8-8:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30-9:30 a.m. Tourism: A Community Shared Value – presentations by Visit Tucson’s Executive Team

9:30-10:30 a.m. Rohit Bhargava, keynote speaker - Trust, Marketing, Branding & Storytelling

10:30-11 a.m. Networking Break

11-11:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions

  • How to maximize your company’s messaging to Mexico travelers – Felipe Garcia and Marisol Vindiola, Visit Tucson
  • Social media for small businesses – James Jefferies, Visit Tucson

Whether for a business meeting or to reconnect with a colleague, consider staying for lunch at one of Casino Del Sol’s many excellent restaurants. Check out dining options here.


Visit Tucson Partner: 

  • By Aug. 31 - $60 per person
  • After Aug. 31 - $75 per person

General admission:

  • By Aug. 31 - $80 per person
  • After Aug. 31 - $95 per person

Register Here

COVID-19 Health & Safety Precautions – Visit Tucson will follow CDC health and safety guidelines for this in-person event. We will update guidelines as we get closer to the Sept. 22 event.

We look forward to seeing you on September 22!

For additional information please contact Vanessa Bechtol, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Visit Tucson, 520-770-2169,




Sponsored by Silver Sponsor




Partners Build Business

Partnership Means Business As a destination marketing organization, Visit Tucson essentially has two jobs: Bring people to Tucson and Southern Arizona by letting them know... Read More

Tucson Tourism Matters!

Tourism Matters to Metro Tucson!... Read More