The New Mexico Tourism Hall of Fame is the highest honor for New Mexico hospitality and tourism professionals. Induction into the New Mexico Tourism Hall of Fame is a recognition and celebration of the lifelong achievement and the committment to the ideals of professionalism, integrity, and service that embody the profession.
In previous years, the nomination process for the New Mexico Tourism Hall of Fame was conducted through a singular online submission form. This year, NMHA will be evaluating candidates for the New Mexico Tourism Hall of Fame through a multi-layered approach. Phase I of the nomination process will be a simple peer-submitted online form. Individuals looking to nominate a candidate for the New Mexico Tourism Hall of Fame need only to submit basic information about the candidate.
The Hall of Fame Committee will evaluate submissions based on industry reputation and the frequency a particular individual was submitted for review. If the Hall of Fame Committee deems a candidate qualifies for the next step of the nomination process, the candidate will move to Phase II.
Phase II will be a detailed questionnaire completed personally by the candidate.
Deadline to complete Phase I - Friday, March 1, 2019.
Inductees will be announced at the 2019 New Mexico True Governor’s Conference on Hospitality during the Hall of Fame Dinner on Tuesday, April 30th.
A nominee is defined as an individual, alive or deceased, an icon (such as Smokey Bear), or a group of two or more people who have cooperatively enhanced New Mexico tourism. The individuals honored as inductees live, or have lived, in New Mexico and have made substantial and sustained contributions to the state’s tourism industry through leadership and service as follows:
The Hall of Fame Dinner is an annual event during the Governor's Conference on Hospitality and Tourism where the industry recognizes an individual or group who has cooperatively enhanced New Mexico tourism.