ANNUAL REPORT A R I Z O N A O F F I C E O F T O U R I S M 2 0 0 4
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ARIZONA OFFICE OF TOURISM
Thirty years ago, the Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) was created. Its charge was clear: Become the agency committed to enhancing the economy of the state through development and expansion of the tourism industry. Over the past three decades, many directors have brought their own vision to this task. The result is a thriving and growing industry that positively impacts every Arizonan.
Today, tourism is the only industry common to all 15 counties in Arizona. This means that people in every single county are employed because our industry is there working and growing.
Statewide, our industry is responsible for supporting 450,000 jobs in Arizona. Many of these jobs pay more than $50,000 a year. A sampling of average salaries, according to a 2002 survey by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, reveals that general managers earn
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