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Partner Connection

March 2024

Ascend ABQ Applications Now Open

The Albuquerque International Sunport announced applications for the Class of 2024 Ascend ABQ Concession Program are now open. Ascend ABQ allows small businesses to purchase short-term, low-risk leasing options at the Sunport. The goal is to diversify the concessions available to travelers going through the airport while supporting local businesses. Go to this website for more information and to apply. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.



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:

March 14, 2024
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Kickstand Cycles
1127 Alameda Blvd. NW, 87114

April 11, 2024
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Poulin Marketplace
8600 Pan American Fwy. NE, 87113

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!

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, March 20 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

Visit Albuquerque Partners listen to CEO and President Tania Armenta speak during a Partner Orientation


Partner Kudos

Turquoise Museum Highlighted in Magazine

The Turquoise Museum was highlighted in the Winter 2024 issue of InColor, the official publication of the International Colored Gemstone Association. The magazine’s front cover features a photo of the Museum’s exquisite turquoise chandelier, and a nine-page article in the issue includes an interview with Executive Director Jacob Lowry about the history of the museum and its mission. Congratulations!

Visit Albuquerque Partners Collaborate

Steel Bender Brewyard and M’tucci’s recently collaborated to create a new IPA for Teddy Roe’s. It’s called Policy, and is on tap at M’tucci restaurants, including Bar Roma, and in cans at Teddy Roe’s. We love to see our Partners work together!

Los Poblanos Turns 90

Ninety years ago, Albert and Ruth Simms began operating Los Poblanos as an experimental farm, dairy, nursery and center for the arts and culture. The Rembe family has carried on that tradition, developing all areas of the business, including the boutique inn, artisan lavender product line, casual fine dining, event space, retail shop and cultural programming. Congratulations on the milestone anniversary!

Vara Winery & Distillery Celebrates Birthday

This month, Vara Winery & Distillery turns 10 years old. Kudos to a decade in business!



Create and Grow a Facebook Business Page

Starting a Facebook page for your business can be intimidating. Use these helpful tips to create a page for your business and reach new potential customers.


Partner Opportunities

Submit Your Current Coupons

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. 

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


New & Renewing Partners 

Thanks To Our New & 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 visit and to live!

New Partners

Renewing Partners