Weekly Industry Update

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. Attend the House Appropriations & Finance Committee hearing this Wednesday (Jan. 10) at 1:30 pm in room 307 of the New Mexico State Capitol Building.
  2. Contact your representatives to share your support.
  3. Attend Tourism Day on Friday, Jan. 19 (8:00 am - 3:00 pm)

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A Year in Review: 2017

There's a lot to look forward to in 2018 - but first, we want to celebrate everything great from 2017, and there's a lot to celebrate!

From record attendance and scholarships to employment milestones and visitation records, revisit everything from 2017 worth celebrating with NMHA and the hospitality and tourism industry! Read our latest blog post to learn more.


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
  • Attend a special program during the lunch hour hosted by the New Mexico Tourism Department 

Date: January 19, 2018

Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: New Mexico State Capitol Building

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

This event is free to attend and open to the public. Exhibit tables ($250) are open for reservation for NMHA members onlyThere are only 4 tables still available, so be sure to register and reserve your table now.


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

All-Access pricing for NMHA members starts at $140. 
Exhibit table pricing for NMHA Members starts at $500

Exhibit tables still available!
Contact Gabriela Chavez-Lopez for more information on sponsorship and exhibition opportunities.


What's New in the MIC

We have some new resources in the Member Information Center to help you, your business and your team excel! In the MIC you can find:
People Based Marketing Gallup Tourism Customer Capsule
Provided by Varick
Multi-National Travel Trends
Produced by Expedia

Don't know if you are registered for the MIC? No problem - just email Cody Johnson at cody@newmexicohospitality.org so he can provide you with login credentials.

Not a member? Sign up today! Visit our website to learn more about membership and apply online!
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!