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With a new year comes a new addition to our communication with Partners. Welcome to the first issue of Partner Connection! Visit Albuquerque will send this enewsletter the second week of each month as a way to provide shorter, more frequent updates to our Partners. Inside each issue, you’ll find news about upcoming events and opportunities to take advantage of your partnership with Visit Albuquerque.
As its name implies, Partner Connection will also help connect you to the local hospitality community and provide valuable networking leads and tips to grow and expand your business. If you have news to share with the community, please send it to our Content Specialist, Sarah East, at Marketing@VisitABQ.org.
You will also continue to receive Industry Insider, which will include articles about destination performance and industry news, along with marketing and sales updates. Look for it the fourth week of each month.
As always, thank you for being a Visit Albuquerque Partner. Cheers to a successful 2023!
President & CEO
Access to the Partner Extranet is a key benefit for Visit Albuquerque’s Partners, and knowing how to leverage the Extranet can strengthen your business’s marketing efforts. Join Visit Albuquerque for a 90-minute hands-on training to learn how to take advantage of this tool’s powerful capabilities. There is no cost to attend, and lunch will be provided.
The lunch-and-learn training will take place Friday, Jan. 13, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Aztec and Galisteo Rooms at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Please use this link to register.
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 the next class:
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023
National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
601 Eubank Blvd. SE
The class begins promptly at 9 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $25 per person for Partner businesses and $40 per person for non-Partners. A continental breakfast will be provided along with water and coffee. To register, call Trish Hathoot at 505-908-8178 or send an email to TKHTrainingABQ@gmail.com.
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 pass is more than $500!
Seating is limited, so register your employees now!
Yelp named D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro in its annual Top 100 U.S. Restaurants for 2022. D.H. Lescombes ranked #47 on the list, which is based on a number of interviewed Yelpers who named their top spots. Congratulations!
In its December 2022 issue, Albuquerque the Magazine unveiled the winners of its annual “Best of the City” contest, as chosen by the magazine’s readers. Local businesses and individuals competed in more than 300 categories. Many Visit Albuquerque Partners received top honors. Congratulations to all the winners, especially those who were recognized in multiple categories!
Ebbie Edmonston has been named the new executive director for the New Mexico Brewers Guild. She has worked at Duel Brewing, and is a Cicerone Certified Beer Server. Ebbie is actively working towards becoming a Certified Cicerone. Congratulations on the new position!
Now is the time to rethink your digital strategy. Find the best digital strategy for 2023 to bring in new customers and turn them into repeat customers.
Writing a good call to action for a social media post can be difficult. Learn how to write a call to action that engages customers and encourages them to become a patron of your business.
Coupons can be a great way to drive traffic to your business. 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.
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!
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 Media@VisitABQ.org.
Lara Brockway has been Visit Albuquerque’s Social Media Specialist for a year. She manages all of Visit Albuquerque’s social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and LinkedIn. Lara loves trying new things, being creative and working with Partners to promote what makes them so special. She is excited about the renaissance Albuquerque is experiencing. “Every week, a new business or project pops up that excites and grows interest in this city,” Lara says. “It’s an honor and a joy to live here and witness the ever-changing landscape of Downtown, Nob Hill and other neighborhoods. I am excited to be able to help promote the city!”
You can reach Lara by emailing her at Brockway@VisitABQ.org.
Calling local breweries, entertainment and restaurant businesses to participate in a digital passport program developed to help local businesses with no cost to participate. The Unbelievable Pass will be the premier deals pass for Albuquerque and the perfect cure for cabin fever.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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!