Tucson is in the heart of southern Arizona’s Sonoran Desert region, surrounded by the world-renowned Saguaro National Park, Coronado National Forest, and five different mountain ranges. This breathtaking landscape provides scenic vistas and endless opportunities for outdoor adventures, all while enjoying Arizona’s signature warm, sunny weather. Everything that makes Tucson one of the world’s best outdoor destinations also makes it a spectacular meetings destination and the best part is, you can enjoy Tucson’s wide-open spaces and beautiful natural surroundings without sacrificing the usual city amenities.
Visit Tucson’s award-winning incentives are hard to pass up! Our “You Fly, We Buy” site inspection promotion offers complimentary round-trip airfare for qualified RFPs. The “Master Account Credit” lets planners earn up to $5,000 towards their hotel master account based on rooms pick up and the “Destination Downtown” incentive offers a similar credit, but to your convention center master account! Learn more about these programs at TucsonOnUs.com
A wide range of accommodations provides planners with plenty of options. When it comes to resorts, you’ll find the high-end brands you know and trust. And if you’re looking for something a little different, Tucson boasts destination spas, guest ranches, and boutique hotels. Tucson also offers an array of off-site venues and activities to keep things interesting. Saddle up for a sunset horseback ride or visit world-renowned attractions like the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and the Pima Air and Space Museum.
Tucson’s air services continue to grow, with new service being added regularly. Now Tucson International Airport (TUS) offers nonstop service from 22 destination airports in the United States and Canada on any of seven airlines, with convenient one-stop connections that can get you to more than 320 cities around the world. flytucson.com/flights
As a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, Tucson’s food scene is legendary, especially the Mexican food! A trip to Tucson would not be complete without trying the Carne Seca at the original El Charro restaurant, which is aged beef, cooked and dried in a cage on the roof, then sent to the kitchen to be simmered for hours with special ingredients, or a stop at Barrio Bread to meet Tucson’s latest James Beard award winner, Don Guerra, who elevates baking to a new level.
Destination Downtown, Desert Meetings with an Urban Vibe. Visit Tucson’s new “Destination Downtown” meetings package means planners no longer have to choose between urban excitement and connection to nature. Downtown Tucson now boasts an expanded and renovated Tucson Convention Center with new hotels including the DoubleTree at TCC (175), Hampton Inn/Home2 complex (200), and the already open AC Hotel by Marriott (136), plus more downtown hotels in the pipeline.