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2019 Hall of Fame Dinner


2019 New Mexico Tourism Hall of Fame

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.

CRITERIA for Tourism Hall of Fame Nomination

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 nominee has made a significant contribution toward improving the national/international recognition of the positive aspects of vacationing in New Mexico; and/or
  • The nominee has improved the understanding of New Mexico residents regarding the attractions of this state and/or the economic development benefits of tourism for the state; and/or
  • The nominee has positively impacted the tourism industry in New Mexico by bringing special attention to the state’s attributes; and has served in the New Mexico industry for at least ten years.
  • The nominee has contributed to improving the business climate for tourism-related businesses in New Mexico, or facilitated the efforts of others to accomplish those ends.


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2019 New Mexico Tourism Hall of Fame Dinner


Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

--- La Fonda on the Plaza ---

Santa Fe, NM

5:30PM – 6:30PM
Hall of Fame Reception
6:30PM – 9:00PM
Hall of Fame Dinner


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.

Click here to see all inductees into the New Mexico Tourism Hall of Fame.



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