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New Visitors Guide now available

2011 edition features new sections, lots of great photos

YUMA, ARIZONA - Santa made an early delivery Tuesday, dropping off a truckload of the 2011 version of Yuma's "Official Visitors Guide" to the Yuma Visitors Bureau.  The new guide is now available to the public at YVB's Visitor Information Center, located at the Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park, 201 N. Fourth Ave.

Known as one of the top local guides in the state, YVB's 2011 Yuma Visitors Guide is a full-color, magazine-style publication.  Its 96 glossy pages contain a wealth of information about Yuma and its attractions, and this year feature expanded sections on dining and entertainment, agriculture and Yuma's local military facilities and history.

Lots of large, high-quality photos showcase the diversity of activities in the Yuma area, from wet and wild fun on the Colorado River, to shopping opportunities around town.

Fifty thousand copies of the Visitors Guide will be distributed over the next year, in Yuma and across the nation and state.  The
Guide also will soon be available to browse or download on YVB's website (  YVB members and other local businesses have been invited to pick up a store of Visitors Guides for distribution to their customers from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday (Dec. 17) at Old City Hall, 180 W. 1st Street (at the north/back side of the building, at the ramp entrance to the former council chamber).

Yuma Visitors Bureau markets the Yuma area within the travel and tourism industry and to the general public.  The nonprofit is funded in part by City of Yuma hospitality tax revenues.  Direct travel spending in Yuma County totaled more than $577 million in 2009 and supported nearly 6,000 jobs. Travel spending in the county also generated more than $36 million in state and local taxes.


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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