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When you are looking for a Southwestern destination that is affordable, authentic in its architecture and cultures, and offers great outdoor experiences with a totally different look, consider Albuquerque. 

Three Albuquerque events recognized on ABA's 2015 Top 100 List

Each year, the American Bus Association (ABA) selects 100 events across North America that offer excellent entertainment and value for tour groups and individual travelers across the world. Three Albuquerque events, including the Gathering of Nations Native American Pow-Wow, were selected as part of this Top 100 list. View the full list here.

Albuquerque ranks among top cities on everything from biking to breweries

Albuquerque is a great place to live, work and visit - and we aren't the only ones who think so. The city was just ranked as one of the 10 Best Places to Visit in October by the travel site, Touropia, as well as among the Best US Cities for Biking (USA Today), the Top 10 Cities in the US for Kids Events & Activities (MacaroniKid.com), among the best places for an authentic Native American experience (10Best.com), a Top US Destination for 2014 (Resonance Report) and one of the Seven Great American Vacation Spots that Won't Bust Your Budget (Time.com). The list doesn't end there! Click here for more great Albuquerque rankings.

The Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway gets ready to celebrate its 50th anniversary, opens a new upper terminal

In 2016, the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway – North America's longest! - will celebrate 50 years of operation. The tram has been stunning residents and visitors to Albuquerque since it was first constructed, and this summer unveiled a brand-new upper terminal building that features stunning views of the Rio Grande Valley. Learn more about the tram in this fun blog post and view the beautiful aerial video on our YouTube page.

Have You Found Us on Social Media?

Having a presence on social media these days is a great way to get your message out to consumers in quick, informative tidbits. Here at the Albuquerque CVB, we love social media and how it has allowed our friends and fans to learn about our great city. Are you following us on social media? We’re on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram and more. Encourage your passengers to find us online at @VisitABQ.

Alaska Airlines service to Albuquerque

For those of you that offer fly-drive packages out of Seattle to Albuquerque, you’re airfare options have increased. The nonstop service between Seattle/Tacoma (SEA) and the Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) began on September 18, 2014. Learn more about the service here or check rates on AlaskaAir.com.

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®

October 3 - 11, 2015
From a modest beginning in 1972 of 13 balloons launching from a shopping mall parking lot, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta has grown to 500+ balloons and hundreds of thousands of guests at Balloon Fiesta Park each fall. This year once again the Balloon Fiesta will fill Albuquerque’s crystal blue skies. The Balloon Fiesta is the premier international ballooning event, powered by the perfect October climate and a phenomenon called the "Albuquerque Box," (a combination of weather patterns and geographic landscape, the box allows balloonists to control and even retrace their adventure).

The place to be in October is at Balloon Fiesta Park. The 200 acres of grass and booths will be filled with balloons and vendors selling everything from traditional New Mexican food to Balloon memorabilia. Each year balloon teams from around the world participate in the event and news coverage originates from more than 50 countries. It has become the most photographed event in the world. Join in the special celebration this year - media registration will begin in August.


If you need assistance with planning a tour to Albuquerque, contact us at trade@visitalbuquerque.org or 505-222-4325. Check back to our website for updates as well: www.visitalbuquerque.org/travel

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