Top Hat Spotlight – Premier Awards

2016 Hospitality Professional of the Year Ed Pulsifer La Fonda on the Plaza Ed is happiest when he is sharing the history of La Fonda with a potential meeting planner, leisure guest, or local who is visiting one of the shops or restaurants in the hotel. He engages everyone that he meets including every staff member. He is often referred … Read More

Represent Your Community at the 2017 New Mexico State Fair

REPRESENT YOUR COMMUNITY AT THE 2017 STATE FAIR! What: Sign up for the annual New Mexico True Day at the New Mexico State Fair! When: Thursday, September 14 Where: Main Street – New Mexico State Fairgrounds in Albuquerque Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm Cost: free – {registration required} Who: Tourism offices, visitor centers, hospitality businesses, attractions, chambers of commerce, tribal entities … Read More

New Mexico Tourism Department Reveals 2016 Visitation Numbers

On Wednesday, July 5th, the New Mexico Tourism Department revealed the key statistics for 2016 visitation, signaling continued growth for the New Mexico travel and tourism industry. The 2016 visitation numbers were revealed during a press conference in Albuquerque at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum. The announcement was the first of four events featuring Governor Susana Martinez and Tourism … Read More

2017 First Legislative Session Update

The Special Session, which convened May 24 and concluded May 30, was called to order to approve the state budget for FY2018. House Bill 1 was drafted, introduced, voted by the Legislature and approved by Governor Susana Martinez. New Mexico Hospitality Association had several meetings with legislative council to support the Tourism Department’s budget request. We are pleased to report … Read More