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Articles tagged “new mexico”

Civil Rights Sites Present Tourism Opportunity in America’s South and West

Civil Rights Sites Present Tourism Opportunity in America’s South and West

Russell Contreras, Associated Press

Some of America's lesser-known civil rights sites in the south and west have been ignored for decades, but now, preservationists see an opportunity to promote educational tourism to these historic places.

3 months ago

New Mexico Spaceport Director Ends Tenure With Virgin Galactic Yet to Move In

New Mexico Spaceport Director Ends Tenure With Virgin Galactic Yet to Move In

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

Spaceport officials counsel patience as delays and difficulties have characterized the development of the New Mexico facility. No one ever said that commercial space travel would be a walk in the park.

4 months ago

This New Mexico Town’s Tourism Hopes Are Tied to a ‘Damn Authentic’ Campaign

This New Mexico Town’s Tourism Hopes Are Tied to a ‘Damn Authentic’ Campaign

Associated Press

You have to imagine it's pretty tough marketing a destination with the same name as one of the biggest tourist hot spots in the entire world. We'll see how authenticity plays against well, you know, what happens in that other city to the north.

8 months ago

New Mexico Broke Its Own Records for Tourism in 2014

New Mexico Broke Its Own Records for Tourism in 2014

Russell Contreras, Associated Press

Non-traditional marketing and some love based on a cult TV hit are the boost the destination needed in 2014.

1 year ago

Spaceport America Visitor Center Opens as Virgin Galactic Vows to Resume Flights

Spaceport America Visitor Center Opens as Virgin Galactic Vows to Resume Flights

Associated Press

The Spaceport America visitor center is banking on the prospect that Virgin Galactic will be able to resume test flights and eventually launch commercial flights. There is a lot riding on that not only for Virgin Galactic but for New Mexico and the entire space tourism industry.

1 year ago

Virgin Galactic’s New Mexico Spaceport Looks for More Reliable Revenue Sources

Virgin Galactic’s New Mexico Spaceport Looks for More Reliable Revenue Sources

Associated Press

The day space-bound aircraft begin taking off on the regular will be a fascinating one, but until that time comes this will be a curiosity only enjoyed by the rich and the fickle.

2 years ago

New Mexico Regulators Debate Uber, Lyft Ban

New Mexico Regulators Debate Uber, Lyft Ban

Associated Press

New Mexico is going through the same process as many destinations in which forward-looking regulators clash with their peers over whether or not the new technology has a place in their transportation ecosystem.

2 years ago

New Mexico Taxi Operators File Lawsuit to Stop Uber, Lyft

New Mexico Taxi Operators File Lawsuit to Stop Uber, Lyft

Associated Press

Other communities have tried and failed to stop their new competitors; however, Las Vegas is the only that's succeeded so far.

2 years ago

Once Secretive New Mexico Town Is Banking on a TV Hit to Bring Tourism

Once Secretive New Mexico Town Is Banking on a TV Hit to Bring Tourism

Milan Simonich, The Santa Fe New Mexican

We applaud Los Alamos' enthusiasm for tourism and TV, but let's wait and see if we have an on-screen hit first. That's the most successful ingredient in a television-fueled tourism boom.

2 years ago

Film Tourism Aims to Boost New Mexico Visitations

Film Tourism Aims to Boost New Mexico Visitations

Steve Terrell , Santa Fe New Mexican

The Film Office director's idea to create apps that would let visitors view film clips while they are visiting locations where the filming took place seems like a great way to blend mobile, local and inspiration.

2 years ago

Tourist Spending in New Mexico Outpaces Visitor Growth

Tourist Spending in New Mexico Outpaces Visitor Growth

Associated Press

It's always positive for a destination to see its offerings are encouraging greater visitor spending; the next step is to attract more tourists to continue increasing those spend levels.

2 years ago

Virgin Galactic’s Hotel Deal Spikes Anticipation for Space Travel Launch

Virgin Galactic’s Hotel Deal Spikes Anticipation for Space Travel Launch

Associated Press

Securing lodging for Virgin Galactic's high-paying customers is a sure sign that the venture is still moving forward, albeit much slower than expected.

2 years ago