Surprise Launches Tourism Website
Kendra Pettis, sports and tourism director for Surprise, said it’s the city’s first website devoted solely to tourism.
“Our biggest time for tourism in Surprise is right now during spring training,” she said. “We get about 200,000 fans each year that come to the stadium during that time frame. Sixty percent are typically from out-of-state.”
Pettis spends a lot of time working with tournament groups and event promoters and said the website will help pitch various venues in Surprise.
“As we go to some of those conferences, we can have that information on hand and say, ‘Oh, you’re looking for, you know, a baseball stadium. Well, here’s 12 fields. This is what our facility looks. Here’s the stadium. Here’s all the places we have available for meetings, for corporate outings, those types of things,’” she said.
There are pages focused on things to do, places to eat and where to spend the night. Plus, local businesses can submit events for the site’s calendar.