Weekly Industry Update
Featured article: Senate Bill 106 Signed Into Law
On Feb. 4, 2019, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed Senate Bill 106 into law, officially eliminating Exemption G from the Lodgers' Tax Statute. The law will go into effect on July 1, 2019.

Visit the link to view the full statement from NMHA on passage of SB 106.
Registration for the 2019 Governor's Conference on Hospitality and Tourism NOW OPEN!
New Mexico's marquee industry event, featuring quality educational programs & industry networking

The 2019 Governor's Conference on Hospitality and Tourism presented by the New Mexico Hospitality Association is the annual statewide "how-to" for the New Mexico hospitality and tourism industry. It features incredible keynote speakers and breakout sessions designed to help you run your travel and tourism businesses more efficiently and effectively.  
Over the course of the 2-day conference, you have the opportunity to attend presentations, panel discussions and demonstrations from our three educational tracks: hotel & tourism sales, tourism development, and hotel & tourism marketing. Each track will feature four breakout sessions to provide you with a wealth of knowledge from industry experts to help you better excel in your career and help drive visitors to your hotel or destination.
Featured Keynote
Steve Goldberg
Senior VP - Operations & Hospitality
Steve oversees the strategic planning and operational execution of Southwest’s Ground Operations and Provisioning Departments and champions hospitality efforts for all Southwest Employees. Southwest defines hospitality as being achieved when Employees and Customers feel welcomed, cared for, and appreciated. Steve is doing ground breaking work in ensuring hospitality and operational excellence is a part of every Employee and Customer experience at Southwest Airlines. 
NMHA is Looking for an Intern!
The New Mexico Hospitality Association is looking for an Intern! We're seeking a student who possesses good communication skills, an ability to quickly learn and adapt, a willingness to accept and own new projects, and a positive attitude!

This internship will assist with membership relations, event planning and digital communications.

If interested or if you know of someone who would be interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to us at hospitality@newmexicohospitality.org .
New Mexico Tourism Department
Cultural Heritage Coordinator
The New Mexico Tourism Department is seeking candidates to fill the role of Cultural Heritage Coordinator. The position will report to the Communications Division Director and will work closely across multiple NMTD divisions, state agencies, tribal communities and cultural entities statewide.

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs
Rooms Division Manager
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs is seeking an experienced Rooms Division Manager to lead and manage the Guest Services, Housekeeping and Laundry Departments.

If you're looking to fill some of your positions at your lodging or tourism business/organization as we open 2019, let us know! We can share your open positions with the industry in future newsletter to help drive quality candidates to you!

New resources in the MIC
We have some new resources in the Member Information Center!
  • 2019 NMHA Annual Meeting - State of the Association
  • The Competition for Talent and How Destinations can Lead the Way
  • What's New from NMTD (2019 TRENDS Presentation)
  • STR: 2019 Hotel Industry Overview
  • Measuring the Economic Impact of Special Events
  • Discovering the Hidden Treasures within your Data through Integration, Personalization and Guest Engagement

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