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Visit Albuquerque continues to win prestigious awards for outstanding work in convention services, marketing, advertising and public relations.
Visit Albuquerque is proud to be accredited by the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) of the Destination Marketing Association International.
The Visit Albuquerque has been recognized by the 2010 New Mexico Quality Award program for having made a serious commitment to using quality concepts and principles.
The Visit Albuquerque has been recognized by the 2008 New Mexico Quality Award program for having made a serious commitment to using quality concepts and principles.
The Visit Albuquerque has won prestigious awards from six respected national convention trade publications:
Bureaus chosen to receive this coveted honor were selected by Association Conventions & Facilities subscribers who voted for those that best served their association meetings during the past year.
1985, 1994-1999 & 2004-2015 The Gold Service Award Program honors convention and visitors bureaus that have excelled in professionalism and dedication in their service to meeting professionals. The award is voted on by subscribers who are corporate and association meeting/convention planners.
2001 & 2006 The destination winners are selected through nominations by meeting/event planners and industry members. The Awards of Excellence are an annual recognition of cities and venues awarded for going above and beyond in delivering quality service to the convention/meeting industry.
Denise Suttle, Visit Albuquerque's Assistant Director of Convention Services was named the 2007 ACOM Member of the Year.
The Adrian Awards competition recognizes outstanding advertising and public relations campaigns form the travel industry including convention and visitors bureaus, hotels, airlines, cruise lines, and car rental companies. It is the largest most prestigious award of its kind.
Sponsored by the Web Marketing Association, the highly competitive IAC recognizes excellence in online advertising. IAC entries are judged by internet advertising professionals and are scored on creativity, innovation, impact, design, copy writing and use of the medium. See press release
The Western Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (WVisit Albuquerque) annual Best Idea Program showcases innovative projects and creative marketing strategies as submitted by WVisit Albuquerque members.
The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications. Founded nearly two decades ago, The Communicator Awards receives over 6,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world. Visit Albuquerque's website won an Award of Excellence for Websites.
Designed to recognize and honor statewide creative excellence in business communications, the Bronze Quill Awards are presented annually by the Arkansas Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators. Visit Albuquerque’s website won in the category of Interactive Education, Marketing or Information Tools. Submitted by Aristotle Interactive.
The WebAwards is the premier annual website award competition that names the best Web sites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development by the Web Marketing Association. www.webaward.org
Visit Albuquerque's website won in the Web Site Overall Category by the Association of Marketing & Communications Professionals. The MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communications professionals. The Gold Award is presented to those entries judged to exceed the high standards of the industry norm. www.marcomawards.com
2014 Bronze Anvil Award: Breaking Bad PR
Visit Albuquerque Communications Division has won several Cumbre Awards presented by the New Mexico Public Relations Society of America. The Cumbre Awards honor excellence in public relations throughout the state of New Mexico. Awards are presented for exceptional public relations campaigns and tactics.
Each year, the New Mexico Advertising Federation recognizes Albuquerque's best creative work at the ADDY Awards Ceremony. The following awards were awarded to Visit Albuquerque's ad agency, McKee Wallwork Cleveland See the ads at Photos & Videos: Visit Albuquerque's Ads
2003 Judge's Choice Award (one of the top five awards): It's a Trip® Poster
Elise Rogers, Visit Albuquerque's Vice President of Development, was inducted into the TANM 2013 Hall of Fame
Tania Armenta, Visit Albuquerque's Vice President of Marketing, Communications & Tourism, was presented the 2012 TANM Tourism Professional of the Year Award from the Tourism Association of New Mexico for her contributions to the tourism industry.
Tania Armenta, Visit Albuquerque's Vice President of Tourism and Communications, was presented the 2007 TANM President's Award from the Tourism Association of New Mexico for her contributions to the tourism industry and work on the Governors Conference.
TANM TIARA Awards
The Tourism Association of New Mexico launched the Tiara Awards at the 2004 New Mexico Governor's Conference on Tourism. The Tiara Awards honor outstanding tourism marketing activities by New Mexico tourism agencies.
Albuquerque's booth won the American Society of Association Executives 2004 "Best in Show" exhibit contest. ASAE, the largest association tradeshow of its kind, created the exhibit contest to generate excitement. One judge described Albuquerque's booth as "beautiful, welcoming and instantly recognizable."
Visit Albuquerque was honored with the 2003 Destiny Award for the "Albuquerque...It's a trip®" campaign created by Visit Albuquerque's advertising agency, McKee Wallwork Henderson. The Visit Albuquerque campaign was awarded in the marketing programs category for excellence in destination marketing. The Destiny Awards are presented by the National Council of Destination Organizations (NCDO), an industry council of the Travel Industry Association of America. The judges were impressed with the use of solid research from the beginning planning stages to measuring the final results. An additional strong factor was the use of the clever creative in all advertising mediums for a completely integrated campaign.
The team-up campaign won first place at the 2003 International Association of Convention and Visitors Bureau's Idea Fair in the Community Awareness/Government Relations category.