ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - (April 24, 2014) - The Visit Albuquerque (Visit Albuquerque) has kicked off its annual online auction, with proceeds benefitting the tourism industry in Albuquerque. Auction bidding is open now through 8 p.m. MDT on Wednesday, May 7.

This year's packages include: travel packages, tours, attraction passes and meals, as well as photography packages and Southwestern jewelry. Additional options for bidders consist of a Breaking Bad package, wedding package, an advertising package valued at over $42,000, a hospitality tent at the Balloon Fiesta, and a trip to the East Coast, featuring overnight stays in both New York City and Washington, D.C. There are 30 exciting packages available, and starting bids begin as low as $10.

Proceeds from the auction will support the Visit Albuquerque, a private, not-for-profit organization, in its mission to stimulate economic growth by marketing Albuquerque as a visitor and convention destination. Tourism is one of the city's largest private industries, generating more than $2 billion for the local economy each year.

This auction is made possible through the generous donations of Visit Albuquerque's partners throughout the community.

Go to to browse and bid on packages.