Tourism Reports and Event Funding
Visitor and Lodging Reports
Lodging Statistics - July 2014
Visitors Statistics - November 2014
Golf Market Research - September 2013
Golf Market Research Executive Summary - September 2013
Five Year Strategic Tourism Plan
event funding programs & applications
Events are an important component of Scottsdale’s overall image, “its product”, and its lifestyle. The City and its residents often benefit from events held in Scottsdale through increased cultural opportunities, recreational activities, increased economic activity, enhanced community status, and additional marketing exposure. The tourism department manages multiple programs that help to support events throughout the City.
Event Development Funding
Major events are an important component of Scottsdale’s overall image and its "product". Events are also used as tools for marketing programs that are intended to increase national and international visibility for Scottsdale as a desirable tourist destination to our target upscale hotel and resort visitors.Event Development Funding Guidelines
Event Support Funding
Tourism driven events are an important part of the Scottsdale tourism “product”, and as such, are used to market the destination and generate incremental
Scottsdale room nights associated with the event.
Community Event Funding
In addition to tourism-driven events there are community events. Community events are defined as activities that are locally significant, may have
historical value, celebrate a community spirit and unique sense of place, and are primarily attended by residents, but also provide something to do for
Event Venue Fee Funding
The event venue fee program provides available bed tax funds to be utilized for event development of niche tourism driven events that support the following tourism drivers: Golf, Sports and Recreation. In order to be eligible for the program, event applicants must utilize a city owned, operated or controlled event venue.
For further information on any of our funding programs, please contact:
Holli Shannon, Tourism Assistant, HShannon@Scottsdaleaz.gov
A summary of Scottsdale demographic and economic statistics