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 has proposed a $3.5 million increase for the New Mexico Tourism Department budget.
This spending increase is imperative for boosting local economies across New Mexico. Travel and tourism is a vital driving force force for communities across New Mexico. 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.
It's critical we show our support for this increased investment in New Mexico tourism.
We need your help in expressing your support and demonstrating to elected officials that an increased investment in New Mexico tourism will boost our economy. Here are two steps you can take to support these efforts.
Legislators want to hear why tourism matters and why this increased investment in New Mexico tourism will help boost your community. Visit nmlegis.gov to find your legislator and reach out by email or phone to share why tourism matters and why they should support an increased investment in tourism. Reach out to the members of the House Appropriations & Finance Committee to express why its important to include the increased investment in the final budget.
Feel free to use this sample script to help you craft your message to your legislator.
The New Mexico Hospitality Association is hosting Tourism Day in Santa Fe on Friday, Jan. 31, from 9:00 am - 11:00 am at the New Mexico State Capitol Building. Tourism Day will provide a great opportunity to showcase all of the wonderful tourism assets across New Mexico and share the legislative priorities of our industry with elected officials to guarantee future success for New Mexico hospitality and tourism. This will also be an opportunity to show legislators all of the developments that were made possible by the programs and marketing efforts from the New Mexico Tourism Department.