NM Tourism Up Again

YOU MAY HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT NEW MEXICO HAD PLENTY OF ATTRACTIONS…SEEMS LIKE THE WORD IS GETTING AROUND. THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE IS REPORTING SOME MONSTER TOURISM NUMBERS THIS WEEK.

IN 2017 THE TOURISM INDUSTRY INJECTED 6-POINT-6 BILLION DOLLARS INTO THE STATE’S ECONOMY….THAT COMES OUT TO ABOUT 750-THOUSAND DOLLARS SPENT BY VISITORS TO NEW MEXICO EVERY HOUR LAST YEAR. IT WAS ALSO THE 7TH YEAR IN A ROW TOURISM INCOME SET A NEW RECORD.

LODGING, FOOD AND RETAIL LED THE WAY WHEN IT COMES TO WHAT VISITORS SPENT MONEY ON WHILE HERE. AND THE TAXES PAID ON ALL THOSE GOODS AND SERVICES ADDED UP TO OVER 662-MILLION DOLLARS. FINALLY, IN 2017, THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE SAYS THE INDUSTRY SUPPORTED NEARLY 94-THOUSAND JOBS.

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