Promote Yuma as a destination site and promote the rich diversity of our area and its history.
Existing in its present form since 1992, the Yuma Visitors Bureau is nonprofit corporation that is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(6) of the federal tax code; it is not a charitable agency and contributions to YVB are not tax-exempt. YVB has about 300 members and about a dozen year-round employees, and is governed by a volunteer board of directors. YVB activities are supported in part by a 2 percent hospitality tax collected by the City of Yuma, by membership dues, by fees for advertising in YVB publications like the annual Visitors Guide, and by revenues from other events and programs. YVB markets the Yuma area and its attractions within the travel and tourism industry and to the general public. YVB annually distributes more than 60,000 copies of its Visitors Guide, which can be browsed online or downloaded at www.visityuma.com. Locally, YVB also operates a Visitor Information Center where both tourists and locals can learn about what there is to do and see around the Yuma area