Arizona sees tourism growth

PHOENIX (KSAZ) -- Tourism is booming in Arizona, and this comes as the state is gearing up to host some major events.

Ahead of its big conference this weekend in scottsdale the arizona office of tourism says that a 7% rise in spending in the grand canyon state is the biggest year-to-year number in more than a decade.

This news comes on the heels of the final four getting ready to return, adding to the optimism of the future ahead.

Fox 10's matt rodewald reports.