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Arizona Edition: How the Pandemic Changed Yuma Tourism

Arizona Edition

Tourism took a hit in Arizona in 2020, a by-product of the global covid-19 pandemic.

This year may see some improvement. But Marcus Carney, executive director of Visit Yuma, says the workforce and travelers have been forever changed.

Carney talks about where there are signs of recovery in local tourism numbers, and discusses how travelers have adapted to the pandemic.

Carney began his position at Visit Yuma in July of 2021.

Lou grew up in Tucson and has a long family history in the state of Arizona. He began his public radio career in 1988 at KNAU in Flagstaff as a classical music DJ and has been hooked on public radio since, transitioning to news after trying his hand at several other careers in publishing and commercial broadcasting. Lou has a degree in American Studies from Arizona State University and was KAWC's Morning Edition host for two and half years before becoming News and Operations Director.
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