Calling all Arizona tourism industry partners ... mark your calendars to attend the Governor's Conference on Tourism (GCOT) at JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa, the premier professional-development event in the state for travel professionals and destination marketers. Tourism is Arizona’s No. 1 export industry, and each year GCOT provides its attendees the opportunity to exchange ideas with peers, learn from expert panelists, draw inspiration from nationally renowned speakers, and discover cutting-edge products and services. In addition to professional development, GCOT is an occasion to celebrate. The Taste of Southern Arizona reception—the conference’s official welcome gathering—is a social dine-around that showcases cuisine from some of Arizona’s best chefs and restaurants. And the Governor’s Tourism Awards Gala, which brings Day 2’s activities to a festive close, recognizes the achievements of the marketers, ambassadors and innovators who each year propel Arizona’s travel industry to new heights. Registration for 2019 GCOT is now available. Book your room at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa. All reservations are $109/ night and are available until the room block is sold out.