2021 Legislative Session Report

In total, there were roughly 850 bills introduced during this modified 60-day session.  While that number is about half of what we would expect during a normal 60-day session, there were still a significant number of impactful initiatives.  Among the most relevant to the tourism industry were: 1) Paid Sick Leave; 2) Increases to the Corporate Income Tax rate; 3) … Read More

NMTD Gifts $20,000 in Scholarship to New Mexico Hospitality and Tourism Students

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and Secretary of Tourism Rebecca Latham announced a gift of $20,000 will be provided to New Mexico students and continued learners in the field of hospitality and tourism. The New Mexico Hospitality Association will receive $10,000 for it’s Hospitality and Tourism Scholarship Fund, powered by the Albuquerque Community Foundation, and the Greater Albuquerque Innkeepers Association … Read More

2018 Top Hat Finalist Spotlight – Joe’s Pasta House

2018 Premiere – Supplier/Vendor of the Year Finalist Joe’s Pasta House What is your favorite part about the company? Getting to meet and take care of so many people. If you work for the company, what is the best part about working there? Our staff… we have a very low turnover; our staff are dedicated service and culinary professionals – … Read More

2018 Top Hat Finalist Spotlight – Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals, Inc.

2018 Premiere – Supplier/Vendor of the Year Finalist Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals, Inc. What is your favorite part about the company? Our favorite part about Routes Bicycle Tours is that they provide a unique opportunity for fun, memorable, and tangible experiences to guests from all over the world! Partnering with other local businesses allows both entities to expand those … Read More

2018 Top HAT Finalist Spotlight – Sandia Resort & Casino

2018 Premiere – Full Service Hotel of the Year Finalist Sandia Resort & Casino What is your favorite part about the company? Sandia Resort & Casino has an excellent presence in the city and it’s community. By drawing people in, to raise the economic standard. Sandia benefits employment with 1400 employees, but also benefits our vendors & suppliers. Sandia Pueblo … Read More

2018 Top Hat Finalist Spotlight – Hotel Andaluz

2018 Premiere – Full Service Hotel of the Year Finalist Hotel Andaluz What is your favorite part about the company? Single Hotel Company that is a family environment. Very engaged ownership, management and staff. We have the opportunity to be creative. If you work for the company, what is the best part about working there? The staff is dedicated and … Read More

2018 Top Hat Finalist Spotlight – Fiestas De Las Vegas

2018 Product Development – Outstanding Event Finalist City of Las Vegas What is your favorite part about the event/attraction/experience? Our favorite part is the gathering of families in the park to eat local food, listen to music and dance. What does being a finalist mean to you? We are very proud of becoming finalist for the Top Hat nominations. We … Read More