2014 was a record-breaking year for tourism in the State of Arizona, according to the Arizona Office of Tourism.
More than 40.7 million domestic and international overnight visitors traveled to Arizona last year, contributing roughly $57 million to Arizona’s economy.
According to statistics from AOT, this was the biggest growth in tourism Arizona has seen in decades.
“These are incredible results for Arizona and validates the importance of this industry to our state,” said AOT Director Sherry Henry, in a press release. “Tourism impacts all 15 counties in Arizona by generating thousands of jobs, billions in earnings and billions in taxes for our citizens.”
AAA has projected that nationwide, 41.9 million travelers will travel at least 50 miles from home during the Fourth of July weekend, also an increase from last year.
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