Tourism in New Mexico broke records in 2017 for the sixth consecutive year.
Gov. Susana Martinez announced Wednesday that 35.4 million trips were taken in New Mexico in 2017, breaking the record set in 2016 of 34.4 million by one million visits. The growth marks a rise of 5.6 million trips over 2010, a 19 percent increase since the governor took office in 2011, and the sixth straight year New Mexico has shattered its record.
“When more people come to New Mexico it means they’re spending money and stimulating the economy in communities across the state,” Martinez said. “More and more people are discovering what we already know, New Mexico is the best place to visit. Our state’s culture, food and natural beauty is unmatched.”
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