National Tourism Week, May 12 – 20, 2007, is an initiative led by the Tourism Industry Association of America. States, cities and tourism organizations across the country celebrate National Tourism Week to highlight the importance of tourism to the local economy and community. The “Unsung Heroes of Tourism” designation is an annual method of honoring a local community group that has made significant contributions to the city’s tourism industry but often goes unrecognized for their efforts.
The Visit Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Isotopes will celebrate National Tourism Week on Monday, May 14th during the Isotopes game at 6:35pm with “Hospitality/Tourism Night at the Ballpark.” More than 800 solid waste employees and hospitality industry representatives are expected to attend. The City of Albuquerque Solid Waste Department and the Albuquerque Litter Crew from the New Mexico Environment Department Solid Waste Bureau will be recognized as the “Unsung Heroes of Tourism” throughout the game. These employees will also be recognized during the Visit Albuquerque Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, May 16th at 11:30am at the Albuquerque Embassy Suites.
“The employees from the city and state solid waste departments play a crucial role in keeping