In this section the AZ-MEX team pulls together a set of diverse indicators which track different aspects of tourism in Arizona, specifically in relation to Mexico and Mexican visitors to Arizona. To kick things off, we present our Arizona-Mexico Tourism Cost Index, which we calculate for both the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas. This index was constructed and formulated by EBRC Director, Dr. George Hammond. AZ-MEX has also assembled a data set tracking non-immigrant visas issued in Mexico for travel in the US as these are "non-immigrant" visa, they are for the purpose of business and pleasure travel. You may also browse and download data on Mexico/US exchange rates, border crossings, and employment in the hotel/motel sector, taxable sales data for the hotel/motel industry, and airport statistics. You can navigate between sections using the left-hand sidebar menu.
What we offer in this section:
- Arizona-Mexico Tourism Cost Index
- Mexico/U.S. Foreign Exchange Rate
- Non-Immigrant Visas Issued
- Border Crossings (Pedestrians and Personal Vehicle Passengers)
- Employment in Hospitality Sector, Hotel/Motel Sales, and Airport Statistics (Arizona and metro areas)
Economic and Business Research Center Studies on Tourism
- Extending the Border Zone to the Entire State of Arizona: Estimated Expenditures and Economic Impact Simulations, 2013-2016 Charney, Alberta H. Ph.D. and Hoogasian, Alan (pp22). March 12, 2015
- Arizona-Sonora Region: Economic Indicators and Regional Initiatives, 2009 Vera K. Pavlakovich-Kochi, Ph.D., and Jaewon Lim, Ph.D., 2009
- Mexican Visitors to Arizona: Visitor Characteristics and Economic Impacts, 2007-08 Vera K. Pavlakovich-Kochi, Ph.D. and Alberta H. Charney, Ph.D. (9pp). February, 2008
- Tourism in the Tucson Metropolitan Area: Characteristics and Impacts of Overnight Visitors, 1995-1996 Alberta H. Charney, Ph.D. and Julie Leones, Ph.D. (65 pp). February, 1997.
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