Monday, May 3, 2010

Early Economic Impact of SB 1070: Tourism Takes $6 Million Hit in First Week

Posted By on Mon, May 3, 2010 at 1:34 PM

The hotels are feeling the pain of SB 1070 already. From a recent press release:

The Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association has been notified of 19 meetings that have cancelled in Arizona due to SB1070 in the first week since the controversial legislation was signed into law. These groups represent more than 15,000 room nights and have an economic impact of more than $6 million to the state.

While the state also is being impacted by cancellations from leisure visitors, we are unable to quantify and track the impact of these cancellations.

Original statement issued by the Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association:

The Arizona Tourism Industry is deeply concerned about the repercussions that will result from the debate around Senate Bill 1070. Arizona tourism is currently in a very fragile state of recovery and the negative perceptions surrounding this legislation are tarnishing Arizona’s image and could easily have a devastating effect on visitation to our state.

The Tourism Industry was not part of the development of this legislation, but unfortunately is certain to experience the unintended consequences of the economic

backlash. As we’ve seen many times in recent years, tourism is being used as leverage for a political issue with no direct connection to our industry.

Instead of driving our state’s economy even further into decline and punishing the 200,000 families who rely on tourism for their livelihoods, we proudly ask all Arizonan’s to support the diverse and global workforce that comprises the Tourism Industry and to invite friends, family, associations and businesses to visit and experience Arizona firsthand.

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