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Visit Albuquerque’s Lara Brockway Named a 2023 Emerging Tourism Star

 Organization’s Social Media Specialist to be recognized at prestigious event taking place in Las Vegas this week

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – (April 10, 2023) – Visit Albuquerque is proud to announce that Lara Brockway, the organization’s Social Media Specialist, has been named a 2023 Emerging Tourism Star by eTourism Summit.

Brockway is one in a group of six who will be recognized at the upcoming eTourism Summit (eTS) to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, from April 11-13. Each winner received a scholarship to attend the summit and will share personal stories during a panel conversation moderated by presenting sponsor MMGY Global.

“I am so excited to be named a 2023 Emerging Tourism Star,” said Brockway. “Representing my organization and Albuquerque on a national stage is such an incredible experience, and I am looking forward to exchanging ideas and best practices at the conference in April!”

“Lara has shown exemplary initiative and creativity coming into her role as Social Media Specialist at Visit Albuquerque,” said Tania Armenta, President & CEO of Visit Albuquerque. “Beyond her clear success in numbers, Lara shows excitement and passion for the travel and tourism industry. Navigating with ease and flexibility through the rapidly changing environment and priorities of social media, Lara has proven her natural talent for inspirational travel content creation.”

This year’s Emerging Tourism Stars also will be directly connected with a travel and tourism leader as a mentor, will be featured in a custom email that is distributed to the eTS database and will have the opportunity to fill the eTS Emerging Tourism Star Advisory Board seat.

For more information about eTourism Summit’s Emerging Tourism Stars Program, visit

About Visit Albuquerque

Visit Albuquerque is an accredited destination marketing organization (DMO), and a private, not-for-profit organization [501(c)(6)]. The mission of Visit Albuquerque is to stimulate economic growth by marketing Albuquerque as a convention, sports and visitor destination. For more information, go to