The Scottsdale CVB is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit, private company that has contracts with the City of Scottsdale and Town of Paradise Valley to conduct destination marketing efforts on behalf of these municipalities.
The CVB’s primary funding comes from bed tax collected by Scottsdale resorts and hotels and passed along to the city. Half of the city’s bed tax is allocated to the CVB for destination marketing initiatives. The city’s Tourism Development Commission (TDC) recommends to the Scottsdale City Council how to allocate the non-marketing half of the bed-tax revenue, which is designated for tourism-related capital projects, special events and more. The city’s relationship with the CVB is overseen by the city’s tourism development manager and the TDC.
Other CVB public funding sources include the State of Arizona, via Proposition 302, where Maricopa County resort/hotel operators and rental car companies collect and pass along an additional tax to the state that is then split and invested in numerous projects. Additionally, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation invest in the CVB’s marketing efforts.
The CVB has been a standalone company since July 2001 after having been an arm of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce. The CVB has more than 40 full- and part-time employees, along with a volunteer board of directors comprised of local industry leaders who represent a variety of segments from the hospitality and tourism industry.
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