Visit Albuquerque Awards

Visit Albuquerque continues to win prestigious awards for outstanding work in convention services, marketing, advertising and public relations.

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.

Convention Services Awards

Gold Service Award, Meetings & Conventions magazine: 1985, 1994-1999 & 2004-2017
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.

In 2008, Visit Albuquerque was awarded its 12th Meetings and Conventions Gold Service Award, warranting induction into the Gold Service Hall of Fame. 

Pinnacle Award, Successful Meetings magazine: 1996-2005 & 2007-2008, 2011, 2013-2017  
The Pinnacle Award program has earned a reputation as the most credible and prestigious symbol of excellence. Visit Albuquerque’s Convention Services Division was recognized for their superior customer service.

Award of Excellence, Corporate & Incentive Travel magazine: 2001, 2004-2010  
Corporate & Incentive Travel’s Award of Excellence designates convention and visitors bureaus that best served corporate meetings and/or incentive travel executives/planners during the past year. Recipients are selected by a poll of the magazine’s readers.

Top Destination Award, Facilities & Destinations magazine: 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.

Distinctive Achievement Award, Association Conventions Facilities magazine: 2009 & 2014
Bureaus chosen to receive this coveted honor were selected by the subscribers who voted for those that best served their association meetings during the past year.

Platinum Choice Award Smart Meetings magazine: 2013 & 2014 
The winners are industry leaders and innovators that consistently exceed the standards and expectations of meeting planners and are nominated and voted by meeting planners and Smart Meetings editorial staff members.

Inner Circle Award, Association Meetings magazine: 1999 & 2001

Meeting Information Network, top five recognition for reporting: 2010

Association for Convention Operations Management (ACOM) Awards
Denise Suttle, Visit Albuquerque's Assistant Director of Convention Services was named the 2007 ACOM Member of the Year.