Friday, June 3, 2016
Scottsdale Arizona-How Tourism Enhances Our Quality of Life
Most of us realize that tourism is our city’s primary industry.
However, besides generating more traffic during event season and making it more difficult to get reservations at good restaurants and book tee times at our great golf courses – few of us are aware of what the booming tourism trade translates into for our pocketbooks and our terrific quality of life.
Here are some of the reasons why I am a strong supporter of tourism and our Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau, and will continue advocating that our city do everything it can to attract more visitors:
Visitors annually spend $4 billion in Scottsdale. That in turn puts $38 million into the city’s coffers. And that helps make our taxes some of the lowest of any city in the Valley. Tourism creates 27,000 jobs, or 1 out of every 8 jobs in our city. The tourism industry also contributes a substantial amount to our property tax revenue that helps fund our schools.
The contributions the tourism trade makes to our city don’t stop there.
We owe a great deal to how the tourists enhance our own quality of life. Their dollars help keep our streets maintained and beautifully landscaped. They generate the money to make our parks and libraries some of the best in the country. In addition, visitors create revenue for the police and fire departments to keep our city safe, which is our number one priority for both visitors and residences.
We should never take all of these things or our visitors for granted – and we should do everything we can to encourage and enhance tourism.
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