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Mar
5
2019
Visit Yuma Launches New Mobile App

Yuma, Arizona - Planning the perfect day in Yuma just got easier! Visit Yuma is very proud to launch the VISIT YUMA APP designed by Visit Widget, this tool provides a new way to explore what the city has to offer, including upcoming events, popular restaurants, area hot spots, shopping, and points of interest.

“We recognize that mobile technology and digital channels are the future of tourism, we are clearly seeing the trend as 51% of our website visits come from mobile devices,” says Linda Morgan, Visit Yuma Executive Director. “The Visit Yuma App is integrated with our website's information,  it is designed to help visitors plan and build their Yuma itinerary and even useful for locals so they can get updates with the latest happenings in the area.

The new app’s capabilities include the MY PLAN tab where user’s selected interests will be available for their itinerary or route, an EVENTS tab for the calendar of Yuma events, ATTRACTIONS page for Yuma’s tourism-related areas, EAT & SLEEP for Yuma’s hotels, bars and restaurants,  a SOCIAL FEED to get a glance on Visit Yuma’s social media pages, and TOURS page for suggested self-guided tours in the area.

The app can help you get organized and maximize your vacation or visit in Yuma. Sharing what you love about Yuma is also possible; simply send your plan to your family and friends through email, text and social media.

Download the app for your iPhone or Android and take your plan with you.

Visit Yuma markets the Yuma area within the travel and tourism industry and to the general public. Yuma's population nearly doubles in the winter months, thanks to more than 23,000 spots in RV parks and resorts. The community also offers nearly 4,300 hotel rooms, conference and meeting facilities, and three casinos. Recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's sunniest spot, Yuma offered free meals to hotel guests "every day the sun doesn't shine" from Aug. 1, 2011 until July 31, 2012 as part of Arizona's Centennial celebration. Yuma's final score? Sunshine 365, Gloom 0.

 

The Yuma Visitors Bureau is always happy to assist members of print, digital and broadcast media, either on assignment or pitching an idea with a Yuma angle.

Visit Yuma team can suggest itineraries and facilitate visits, or provide you with the inspired details to help nail down an assignment.  We pride ourselves on always going "above and beyond."

You can download background and "anytime" materials below; dated press releases appear "most recent first" at left. Call or email us for photos and B-roll video.

YVB periodically hosts group and individual press trips, and is glad to partner with other Arizona or California DMOs to coordinate a visit to several regions.

For more information, contact Linda Morgan at 928-376-0100 (office), email communications@visityuma.com. Thanks for your interest in the Yuma area.

'Anytime' releases:


Around & about - a quick Yuma overview


Brilliant! Yuma wears 'sunniest' label with pride


Last link in river restoration under way


 

Background info:


Fast Facts About YVB


 Fast Facts About Yuma 


Yuma history - narrative


Yuma historic timeline

 

Research and statistics

Yuma Winter Visitors Study 2017-2018

Yuma Winter Visitors Study 2017-2018 Executive Summary



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