National Travel and Tourism Week is reason to celebrate in Arizona, where tourism is the state’s No. 1 export industry.

That’s no surprise, considering Arizona is the only place in America where you can see one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World—the Grand Canyon—which has been wowing humans for as long as humans have been around to lay eyes on it.

But there is so much more to the Grand Canyon State than the Grand Canyon itself.

If you’re a traveler who loves Arizona, this is the week to tell the world about it. Share your best Arizona photos on social media using the hashtag #LetsSeeAz.



Ladies First

Kick off National Travel and Tourism Week by attending REI’s Force of Nature Celebration Reunion Party, co-hosted by the Arizona Office of Tourism and Arizona State Parks. The celebration features a sunrise hike, yoga, a trail run, a panel discussion and a food-truck lunch.

Date: May 6, 2018
When: 10:30 a.m. to noon
Where: Lost Dutchman State Park
Cost: The party is free, but spaces are limited and registration is required. There is an additional cost and registration for the sunrise hikes (6-10 a.m.) and yoga (9-10 a.m.). Please visit the website for more information and to register.

As one of Arizona's leading economic engines, the statewide travel and tourism industry is responsible for generating billions in visitor spending, billions in tax revenue and thousands of jobs. In 2016, visitor spending generated $21.2 billion, injecting an estimated $58 million each day into our economy. This travel activity is critical to Arizona's economic strength. Arizona Travel and Tourism Week coincides with the U.S. Travel Association’s annual celebration of National Travel & Tourism Week.
Head to Tourism.AZ.Gov for industry resources.

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