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New Mexico Had 2018 Tourism Boom | The Line

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November 1, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists look at what made 2018 such a banner year for tourism in the Land of Enchantment, as a newly released report from the New Mexico Tourism Department shows visitors spent more money in the state than ever before. They look at what makes our state unique – from Albuquerque’s International Balloon Fiesta to the Deming Duck Races – and how crime statistics don’t seem to be deterring most visitors.

Line Panelists:
Michael Bird, Public Health Consultant
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney, Affirm, Inc.

For Further Reading:

A Banner Year for NM TourismAlbuquerque Journal

Tourism Department Unveils 2018 Economic ImpactLos Alamos Daily Post

New Mexico signs on to bolster outdoor recreation industryAssociated Press

Oil & Gas Squeezes Hotels In Carlsbad, But Offers Financial Support For Arts

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November 2, 2018 – The oil and gas boom in southern New Mexico and West Texas has driven up hotel rates in Carlsbad. At the same time, a housing shortage means more people are turning to hotels for housing and there are fewer rooms available at affordable rates.

But more nights booked up in hotels also means the city is collecting record-high revenues from lodgers taxes.  Some of those dollars are going to support arts and culture activities around town and the revitalization of an old theater. Sarah Gustavus reports on these new developments in part three of our series on housing in Carlsbad.

This series was produced in partnership with the Carlsbad Current Argus. Read their coverage here

Watch part 1 :  The Cost Of Housing Is Rising In Carlsbad Amid Oil Boom

Watch part 2 :  Oil Boom In Carlsbad Squeezes Local Housing Market