The History of Hospitality
in New Mexico
The Hospitality Association has been around in some format since the early 1930s. Since those early days of buggy rides and member collaboration, the industry has grown to be the second largest economic driver in the state. Throughout the years, the alliance of our industry members has allowed the industry to impact policy. The January 18, 1936 minutes stressed the importance of working together as an industry to influence legislation and public policy -
"The need for a strong legislative committee was stressed and a general discussion followed on the need of a law regulating tourist camps, laws for bad check writers, skippers, a baggage law, and especially the social security law. It was recommended that the new president appoint such a committee."
Eighty plus years later, NMHA continues to advocate for the industry, and we look forward to working with all of you to build back our industry.