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Thank you to everyone who attended the 2018 Hospitality and Tourism TRENDS & Annual Meeting! You helped make the event a success!

Every year, the New Mexico Hospitality Association hosts TRENDS to provide New Mexico hospitality and tourism professionals with the best opportunity to learn industry trends from business experts and to engage and network with stakeholders to position you for success in 2018.

This year, our TRENDS program focused on the reveal of our New Mexico travel trends data dashboard, conversion through search keywords, optimizing the New Mexico True co-op marketing program, driving conversion with the latest travel trends, and situational awareness and active shooter prevention, along with our keynote presentation from STR focusing on performance trends and forecasts.

For the second consecutive year, NMHA partnered with the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce and the New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry to bring back the Bridging Business and Government program. TRENDS attendees were afforded the opportunity to attend the Annual Legislative Reception hosted by the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce on the evening of Jan. 29, and the opportunity to attend the Business Day in Santa Fe hosted by ACI the morning of Jan. 30.

NMHA also held its Annual Meeting shortly after lunch on Jan. 30 where the executive committee provided an update on the state of the association, along with forecasts and developments for the upcoming year. The executive committee also formally transitioned Antoinette Vigil, Director of Economic Development for Sandoval County, in as Board Chair after previous Board Chair Phil San Filippo, Director of the Economic Development Department for the City of Las Cruces, successfully served his term as Board Chair. Thank you for your service Phil. 

Thank you to everyone who came out to the New Mexico State Capitol Building on Jan. 31 to participate in Tourism Day!

The New Mexico Hospitality Association teamed up with the New Mexico Tourism Department at the Capitol Building on Jan. 31 to celebrate New Mexico tourism and advocate for support of the industry.

View the NMHA legislative priorities for the 2018 Legislative Session!
Read a full recap of Tourism Day on the NMTD blog!
Check out pictures from Tourism Day on our Facebook Page!
Now hiring - Strategic Partnerships Manager
The New Mexico Hospitality Association is currently hiring for the role of Strategic Partnerships Manager.


The role features communication with members, prospective members, non-members, industry stakeholders and others in a sales and relationship-building role.


New Mexico Data Dashboard now open!
The New Mexico Hospitality Association formally launched our New Mexico Travel Trends data dashboard at TRENDS, and this product is now available to all 
active NMHA Members! The data dashboard features important visitation and economic data, such as:
  • Lodgers' Tax
  • GRT
  • Employment
  • Visitation
  • Enplanement

...and more!


To access the New Mexico Travel Trends data dashboard, simply login to our Member Information Center (MIC) and find the portal to all our dashboards on the links menu (right-hand side).


Not sure of your login credentials? No problem! Just email Cody Johnson at cody@newmexicohospitality.org to request your new and/or current credentials.
Did you attend the New Mexico Travel Trends breakout session at TRENDS and you had a suggestion for how to expand our data dashboard product?

Visit this survey to provide your thoughts on how we can improve and expand this product to best serve your data and research needs!
All presentations provided for redistribution from TRENDS are available in the Member Information Center (MIC).

To access any of the available presentations, login to the MIC here.
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!