Yuma’s direct travel spending increased by millions of dollars

Yuma’s direct travel spending increased by millions of dollars

YUMA, AZ- After hitting a low recession in 2010 things have picked up for the state of Arizona and specifically Yuma County.

Executive Director Yuma Visitors Bureau, Linda Morgan, “Between 2010 which was our low and 2014 we’ve seen a 10 percent increase which equates to almost 60 million dollars.”

Tourism is the number three economic driver in Yuma behind agriculture and military. The Desert Southwest has seen a significant increase in direct travel spending which includes meals, lodging, fuel and transportation.

Morgan said, “We’re looking at ways to promote tourism year round. We’re doing a lot with our go wild program which is all about nature tourism and promoting Yuma as a year round destination for river activities to hunting, mounting biking and hiking because we’ve got that in abundance.”

 

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