Press Releases


Award winners for the 2018 Dorothy Young Memorial Electric Light Parade have been announced by Visit Yuma, which organizes the popular annual event. The parade was held December 8 and themed “Celebrating Yuma Agriculture.”

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Uniquely Yuman Tour Tickets on Sale Tuesday
New options available for Visit Yuma's 2018-2019 season
YUMA, ARIZ. — Tickets go on sale Tuesday, October 2 at 9 a.m. MST
for Visit Yuma’s 2018 – 2019 specialty tours and dining experiences.  Visitors and locals alike can experience Yuma’s gorgeous vistas, exquisite tastes, and behind-the-scenes insights through these guided tour and dining opportunities.

All tours include a meal, and tickets will be available for purchase, along with more information, at by clicking on the “Specialty Tours” button, at the Visitor Information Center, 201 N. 4th Ave., and by phone at 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

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Territorial Prison and Colorado River State Historic Parks open seven days a week

YUMA, ARIZ. — Tourism season is returning to Yuma, and with it, the city's two historic state parks will once again be welcoming visitors seven days a week.

Beginning October 1, Yuma Territorial Prison220 N. Prison Hill Road, and Colorado River State Historic Park201 N. Fourth Avenue, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. This includes the return to daily operations for the Yuma Visitor Information Center, located at the entrance to the Colorado River State Historic Park.

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Yuma, AZ – Total direct travel spending in Yuma County totaled $635.3 million in 2017, up 4.8% over the previous year. The impressive figure is part of an extensive report, which was recently released by Dean Runyan Associates, on the economic impact that travel and tourism have throughout Arizona.


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Yuma celebtates tourism & its positive effects on our community.

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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 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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