Events & Activities
Taste of Arizona Reception
Usher in GCOT 2020 with your travel-industry peers at this casual networking event and dine-around, which showcases cuisine and beverages from some of Arizona’s best restaurants, resorts and F&B purveyors. The conference’s opening evening also features a silent auction and sponsor exhibits.
Hosted by the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association
Governor’s Tourism Awards Gala
The Governor’s Tourism Awards Gala—featuring a reception and sit-down dinner—brings together attendees, exhibitors, speakers and sponsors for an evening of networking and celebration. This is where the coveted Governor’s Tourism Awards are bestowed on the individuals, communities and organizations that have elevated Arizona’s tourism industry during the course of the past year. The Arizona Office of Tourism presents the Governor’s Tourism Awards to recognize outstanding accomplishments by individuals, communities and organizations within Arizona’s travel-and-hospitality industry.
Nominations will be open soon!
2019 Governor’s Tourism Award Winners
Outstanding Marketing Campaign – Rural – City of Surprise, Find Your Surprise
Outstanding Marketing Campaign – Urban – The Phoenician, Fire & Ice
Outstanding Tourism Partnership – Rural – Flagstaff Lunr Legacy
Outstanding Tourism Partnership – Urban – Milwaukee Brewers and Grand Canyon University
Outstanding Arizona Culture and Historic Preservation – Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, Sedona Sustainability Tourism Plan
Tourism Spirit of Service – Individual – Bob Lutes
Tourism Spirit of Service – Group – Arizona Outback Adventures
Tourism Hall of Fame – Jody Harwood, Grace Hospitality
2020 GCOT Silent Auction
Highlight your business or hotel to conference attendees by donating to the 2020 GCOT Silent Auction. All proceeds benefit the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association. Donation form will be available soon.