These Arizona tourist attractions saw the highest attendance in 2018

Posted at 7:57 AM, Nov 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-05 09:57:57-05

Arizona saw a record number of tourists in 2018, proving a boost to both local and state economies.

In 2018, a record 45.4 million visitors spent at least one night in Arizona.

Those tourists spent a total of $24.4 billion during the state’s 2018 fiscal year, which ran July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019, according to the Arizona Office of Tourism.

While tourism in some parts of the country – such as in Orange County, California, or Orlando, Florida – is driven by one company (Disney), most of Arizona’s biggest tourism destinations are natural attractions such as the Grand Canyon.

Read more from the Phoenix Business Journal.