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Join us for Tourism Day on Wednesday, Jan. 31 to help us advocate for New Mexico tourism! Tourism Day will now take place the day after TRENDS, so join us the following morning as we meet with legislators to encourage their support of tourism during the 2018 Legislative Session. 

Attend Tourism Day in Santa Fe to:
  • Showcase the important role of hospitality and tourism
  • Discuss ways to preserve the success of the industry
  • Highlight tourism assets across New Mexico
  • Share the legislative priorities of our industry with elected officials

Date: January 31, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: New Mexico State Capitol Building

Address: 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501

This event is free to attend.

This year TRENDS has been condensed into a single-day program to provide you with flexibility,  it includes:
  • Annual review of the association
  • Introduction to the 2018 Legislative Session and an update on out policy priorities and legislative agenda
  • Preview of latest travel trends and predictions from Smith Travel Research (STR)
  • Several educational breakout sessions
Date: January 29-30, 2018

Location: La Fonda on the Plaza

Address: 100 E San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501

NMHA will be hosting a special workshop on Situational Awareness & Active Shooter Prevention the afternoon of TRENDS. This workshop is FREE for NMHA members. For non-members, this workshop is $30 per person.

Philip Ball
Situational Awareness Institute

Date: Jan. 30, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: La Fonda on the Plaza (Lumpkins Ballroom)
Address: 100 E San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501

If you cannot attend TRENDS but would like to attend this workshop, you still must register for this event. 

Recommended budget increase for the New Mexico Tourism Department
With revenues up for the state of New Mexico, elected officials have the opportunity to boost our economy and New Mexico communities by reinvesting in New Mexico tourism. Governor Susana Martinez recently recommended a $3.5 million increase for the Tourism Department in her Executive Budget.

The spending increase is imperative for boosting economies across New Mexico. Travel and tourism is a vital driving force for New Mexico communities. Recent investment from the New Mexico Tourism Department has provided New Mexico communities with the opportunity to bring in vital out-of-state dollars to build business and add jobs.

  1. Contact your representatives to share your support.
  2. Attend Tourism Day on Friday, Jan. 31 (9:00 am - 11:00 am)

The NMSU Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management program will be hosting the HRTM Career Fair Feb. 21-23, 2018, at the Las Cruces Convention Center.

For information on exhibiting or attending, click here.
Remember, the New Mexico Hospitality Association recently migrated all newsletter submissions to the Member Information Center (MIC). If you would like to submit a job opening, upcoming event or other news, please login to the MIC to do so.

Not registered for the MIC? No problem - just email Cody Johnson at cody@newmexicohospitality.org so he can provide you with login credentials.
Interested in learning more about membership?  
Contact Gabriela Chavez-Lopez for more info!