Yuma Visitor Study (2017-2018)

School of Community Resources and Development

Center for Sustainable Tourism

The Center for Sustainable Tourism is working with Visit Yuma, the local Destination Marketing Organization, and the County of Yuma to estimate the economic value of winter visitors to the city and county. Tens of thousands of U.S. and Canadian visitors stay in the area for more than 30 nights in a variety of accommodations – RV and mobile parks, owned houses, hotels, and rental properties. This study aims to accurate count these important visitors and learn more about their stay in Yuma. This project is funded by the CVB, the county and Arizona Office of Tourism as part of their rural grant matching program. The team includes faculty Lee, Vogt, and Chhabra, and graduate student Lindblom.