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Partner Connection

December 2023

New Mexico Bowl Kicks Off This Saturday

The New Mexico Bowl is happening this weekend! New Mexico State is taking on Fresno State at University Stadium on Dec. 16. Kickoff is at 3:45 p.m. You can purchase tickets here. Be sure to join Visit Albuquerque at the Fan Fest from 11:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., where there will be giveaways and entertainment, and to stop and get a souvenir photo taken in Visit Albuquerque’s life-size frame between 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on the concourse inside the stadium. Visit Albuquerque will debut a new 30-second commercial during the live national game on ESPN along with a 30-second radio spot during the game broadcast on ESPN Radio.

New Mexico State logoFresno State logo




Refresh Your Knowledge of Partner Benefits at Partner Orientation

Refresh your knowledge about all the opportunities you have as a Visit Albuquerque Partner at Partner Orientation. Partners are welcome to learn how to make the most of your benefits. Partner Orientations will occur every third Wednesday of the month. Light refreshments will be provided. Don’t forget to bring your laptop with you for a live Partner Plaza demonstration!

When: Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023, from 9 to 11 a.m.
Where: Visit Albuquerque Office (20 First Plaza NW, Suite 601, Albuquerque, NM 87102)

To reserve your spot, register here.

Visit Albuquerque Partner Orientation

ACE Your Team’s Customer Service Skills and Knowledge of Albuquerque

Visit Albuquerque’s Albuquerque Community Experience (ACE) training program is designed to brush up your employees’ customer service skills and strengthen their knowledge about the city. Graduates of the program can answer guests’ questions about things to do and places to visit. The program also provides training on topics such as first impressions, effective communication and handling conflict.

Don’t miss your chance to attend an upcoming class:

Jan. 11, 2024
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Hotel Andaluz
125 2nd St. NW 87102

Feb. 15, 2024
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Revel Entertainment
4720 Alexander Blvd. NE 87107


ACE training program logo

The cost is $25 per person for Partner businesses and $40 per person for non-Partners. Snacks will be provided along with water and coffee. To register, call Trish Hathoot at 505-908-8178 or send an email to
Graduates will be recognized as Albuquerque Community Experience professionals and will receive a complimentary Community Experience pass that allows each of them and one guest to visit attractions throughout the Albuquerque area. The value of each ACE experience pass is more than $500!
Seating is limited, so register your employees now!


Partner Kudos

Explora Celebrates 20 Years

Explora is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. Congratulations!

Little Bear in Nob Hill Celebrates 4 Years

Little Bear Coffee and Wine Bar in Nob Hill celebrated its 4th anniversary last month. Kudos!

Visit Albuquerque Partners Win Grant Awards

516 Arts and Keshet Dance Company won grants from the Meow Wolf Foundation this year. The program will award $600,000 to 63 organizations across a wide range of arts and culture programs. Way to go!

Wheels Museum Founder Wins Award

New Mexico Magazine recognized Leba Freed, the founder of the Wheels Museum, as a 2023 New Mexico True Hero. She has balanced honoring the past while fueling the revival of the Albuquerque Rail Yards. Congratulations!



Social Media Trends in 2024

How is social media going to change next year? The experts predict 16 of the most important social media trends in 2024, ranging from which apps your business should be on to how AI will play a role in social media.


Partner Opportunities

Submit Your Current Coupons for the New Year

The beginning of the year is a great time to submit your coupons. If you have a current coupon or special running, please submit it to us so we can list it on our highly visited and shared Specials & Coupons page. We also promote these specials and coupons during special events, meetings and conventions being hosted in Albuquerque.

Click here to submit your current coupons and specials. 

Advertise on Visit Albuquerque’s Website with DTN

It’s easy to get more exposure for your business on Visit Albuquerque’s website. In partnership with DTN, Visit Albuquerque offers seamless ads that integrate with our website’s content to make your ad feel natural. With a variety of paid advertising opportunities throughout our website, we have options fit for businesses of every size, scope and scale to capitalize on the fantastic visitor traffic that Visit Albuquerque is bringing to our market.

If you’re interested, contact DTN at or (855) 801-5905. For more information, click here.

Submit Your Events to the ABQ365 Events Calendar 

Visit Albuquerque’s ABQ365 Events Calendar offers a great opportunity to promote your events! The one-stop, all-ABQ encompassing calendar features primarily arts, entertainment and culture-focused events, appealing to both locals and visitors. 

Event listings offer a great opportunity for additional exposure and promotion, and can help keep your business top-of-mind – for free! 

Click here to get started.

Tell Us What’s New

We want to help you share your new initiatives. If you are offering a new type of service or concept, a new product, or have anything else exciting or new going on, we want to hear about it! Send anything and everything to


Sign Up to Participate in Tourism Exchange USA

Your hospitality business can be a part of a new partnership between New Mexico True and Tourism Exchange USA that is designed to help grow your online bookings and international visitation.

Logo for Tourism Exchange USA

Tourism Exchange USA is a B2B digital marketplace that connects inventory and availability from tourism businesses like yours with a diverse marketplace of OTAs, travel distributors and international buyers. The goal of this program is to help businesses increase their distribution and online visibility, including helping offline businesses with making inventory bookable online for the first time. 

If you’re interested in being an early adopter to get connected to the Tourism Exchange, you can learn more and start the application process at

Remembering Rosemary Cozart

Retired Visit Albuquerque volunteer Rosemary Cozart has passed away. She is survived by her two children. Rosemary was born in Albuquerque and worked for the federal government for more than 30 years. After her retirement, she volunteered with Visit Albuquerque, the Albuquerque Sunport Ambassadors and the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. To see her full obituary, click here.

As a Visit Albuquerque long-standing volunteer, Rosemary volunteered for over 23 years and was an integral part of our community. She will be greatly missed by all of us at Visit Albuquerque.

Retired Visit Albuquerque volunteer Rosemary Cozart


New & Renewing Partners 

Thanks To Our New And Renewing Partners  

Visit Albuquerque’s Partners help support our mission to market the city as a top-choice destination for leisure travel, meetings and sporting events. Our thanks to the following Partners that recently joined or renewed their partnership with Visit Albuquerque. We appreciate your commitment to making Albuquerque a great place to live and to visit!

New Partners

Renewing Partners