The Tourism Department presented it’s FY19 budget request last month at the Legislative Finance Committee meeting held at the Capitol building. The department is requesting a $12.6 million dollar general fund appropriation (78% of which is spent on marketing and promotion of New Mexico), which is a flat budget request. However, as the revenue forecast brightens there is opportunity for the department to head into the next scheduled budget hearing with a request for additional funding for New Mexico True brand advertising.

Your presence is requested at the following legislative committee meetings to show your support for the department's marketing budget and New Mexico True. Can you be there to speak on the department's behalf? Let us know here.

House Appropriations and Finance Committee
January 10, 2018 at 1:30 pm
Room 307 - NM State Capitol Building

Senate Finance Committee
January 26, 2018 at 1:30 pm
Room 322 - NM State Capitol Building

Also, please make plans to attend the New Mexico Hospitality Association's Tourism Day at the 2018 Legislature on January 19, 2018. Read more about Tourism Day here.