Learn About Us
We've got plenty of resources to help you learn more about Arizona and visiting our great state.
Calendar of Events
View our full online calendar of events here. Our calendars are also offered in Microsoft Word for easy searching and use. They are posted on the 20th of each month. Updates or corrections to specific listings are made on the online calendar.
Arizona is located in the American Southwest. It is the 48th state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1912. The word Arizona derives from the Aztec Indian word "arizuma," which means "silver-bearing."
The Arizona Office of Tourism Media Relations Division conducts periodic group media tours, as well as individual press trips, to showcase the many attributes of Arizona. These tours are designed for travel editors, staff writers and qualified freelance travel writers with a letter of assignment from a travel publication or national general-interest publication with a regular travel section.
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Guides & Maps
Request your free travel packet, which includes an Arizona Official State Visitor's Guide and a full-size Arizona state map.
AOT's Research Division generates, tracks, and analyzes data about domestic and international travel behavior, economic impacts and industry trends, and serves as the research repository for all travel-related tourism information in the state. This information is available to internal and external constituents, government leaders and industry partners. The division drives AOT's strategic goals and continually refines its research capabilities to better understand and reach targeted visitors.