Tucson is listed as the fourth best city in the United States to hold a conference, according to SmartAsset.com. The financial website reviewed data from the Hotels.com® Hotel Price Index™ (HPI™) and other sources on the costs and convenience of attending a conference in 25 major U.S. cities. The analysis incorporated nine metrics, including the number of major hotels, the average cost of a hotel room, the violent crime rate, and the distance from the airport to the city center.
"Tucson is a good choice for conference planners looking to keep costs to a minimum. The city ranks among the most affordable major cities in the U.S., especially when it comes to lodging and food," the website reports. "The average price of a hotel room in Tucson is just $103 per night, sixth lowest of any major U.S. city. Likewise, the average price of a meal at a moderately expensive restaurant in Tucson is $19."