Library

Available to the public as well as NAU students, the AHRRC Tourism Research Library houses research reports and data regarding numerous facets of the tourism industry in the Grand Canyon State.  Staffed daily Monday through Friday, the research library provides statistical information on Arizona visitors and the greater tourism/hospitality industry in the state.  Current published materials available at the library also include academic journals and national and international publications from key industry sources including the Travel Industry Association of America and World Tourism Organization.

You may visit the library by appointment or contact us for more information: 928-523-7307 or Tourism.Research@nau.edu.

For more research studies visit the Arizona Rural Policy Institute HERE.

  • Lodging and Restaurant/Bar Tax Rates for AZ Communities

    Most Arizona cities and towns levy local sales taxes on hospitality-related business activity in two categories, Lodging & Restaurants/Bars. AHRRC tracks and reports Bed Tax and Restaurant/Bar rates for Arizona cities and towns at this site. These reports are in the Adobe™ Acrobat format (pdf). Bed Tax Rates July 2017-Alpha List by Community Read more...
  • Monthly Gross Sales Data

    Monthly Gross Sales data is produced by the Arizona Department of Revenue; AHRRC extracts the hospitality-related sales in four categories: Hotel/Motel, Restaurants & Bars, Amusements and Retail. These sales are reported by County. These reports are in the Adobe™ Acrobat format (pdf). Arizona-Gross Sales by Sector 2005–2016               ***** Apache County: 2005–2016 Cochise Read more...
  • AHRRC Research Reports

    Research Reports have been produced for a wide variety of clients, both public and private. Many reports were produced for the Arizona Office of Tourism and other public agencies; a sample of these during the last decade are included below. Other research reports are produced for private companies; because these Read more...
  • Public Lands and Recreation

    Arizona public lands include: 21 National Park Service areas, 27 State Parks, 6 National Forests, 9 National Wildlife Refuges and 12.2 million acres of Bureau of Land Management administered lands. National Park Service Visitation-AZ-2016 National Park Service Visitation by AZ County-2016 National Park Service Visitor Spending Effects-AZ-2016 National Park Service Read more...