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DESTINATION TRIVIA

When did New Mexico become a state?
New Mexico officially became a part of the United States in 1912 as the 47th state. However, the state and city’s history is much older. Albuquerque celebrated its 300th Birthday in April 2006. Albuquerque is one of only a few U.S. cities that is able to claim a tricentennial mark.


What does ‘Albuquerque’ mean?
The word Albuquerque comes from the Latin words “albus” and “quercus,” meaning “white oak.” The first “r” in the city’s name was discarded over time. The original town of Alburquerque (notice the different spelling) is in western Spain near Portugal.


How did the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® begin?
In 1972, a small group of balloonists launched 13 balloons from the parking lot of Coronado Center. Today, the Balloon Fiesta has become the largest ballooning event in the world, hosting hundreds of pilots and balloons at its own Balloon Fiesta Park just off I-25 North. More than 50 nations cover the event with live satellite broadcasts.


What is the significance of the Zia Sun Symbol?
New Mexico’s insignia is the Zia sun symbol, which originated with the Indians of Zia Pueblo. Its design reflects their tribal philosophy, with its wealth of pantheistic spiritualism teaching the basic harmony of all things in the universe. Four is the sacred number of Zia and the figure is composed of a circle from which four points radiate. These points are made up of four straight lines of varying length and personify the number used most often by the giver of all good gifts. To the Zia Indian the sacred number is embodied in the earth with its four main directions; in the year with its four seasons; in the day with sunrise, noon, evening and night; in life with its four divisions: childhood, youth, adulthood and old age. Everything is bound together in a circle of life and love without beginning, without end.


Does New Mexico really have a state cookie?
Yes. The New Mexico Legislature adopted the biscochito (bizcochito) as the official cookie in 1989. This act made New Mexico the first to have an official state cookie. The biscochito is a small, anise-flavored cookie that was a custom brought to New Mexico by the early Spaniards. The cookie is used during special celebrations, wedding receptions, baptisms, the Christmas season and holy days. It was chose to help maintain traditional home-baked cookery.


Why do servers ask “red or green” when diners order New Mexican food?
In 1996 the New Mexico State Legislature passed a House Joint Memorial declaring “Red or Green?” as the official state question. This refers to the question of whether one prefers red or green chile when ordering New Mexican cuisine. This measure was passed to signify the importance that the chile industry has on the economy of the state.

Registration, Hotel, Travel and Destination Information

The DMA West room blocks at the Hyatt Regency and Hotel Andaluz are sold out.

We suggest contacting the
DoubleTree by Hilton Albuquerque
201 Marquette Avenue NW, Albuquerque | 505-247-3344
https://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-mexico/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-albuquerque-ALBSMDT/index.html
NOTE: DMA West does not have a room block at the DoubleTree.


REGISTRATION ATTENDANCE POLICIES – TECH SUMMIT & VENDOR SHOWCASE

Please carefully review the attendance policies outlined below for the DMA West Tech Summit & Vendor Showcase. If you have questions about the registration policies, contact DMA West staff at info@dmawest.org or (916) 443-9012.

  • DMA West-member DMO Employees – Attendance is open to employees of DMA West-member bureaus. Membership in DMA West rests with the DMO, and all member-DMO employees attend at the member rate.
  • Nonmember-DMO Employees – Attendance is also available, at the nonmember rate, to employees of local DMOs/official destination marketing organizations/tourist boards and employees of state/regional DMO associations. (Examples: Employees of such nonmember organizations as the Fargo/Moorhead CVB and the Alaska Travel Industry Association are eligible to attend the Tech Summit.)
  • Spouse/Significant Other – Attendance is open to a delegate’s spouse/significant other, if the spouse/significant other is not engaged in the destination marketing industry and is not affiliated with a vendor company that provides goods or services to DMOs.  
  • Student/Faculty – Attendance is open to students and faculty members from accredited colleges/universities who have a legitimate interest in destination marketing; the fee for students and faculty members is the same as the spouse/significant other registration fee. Staff will confirm institution affiliation for each student and faculty member seeking registration.
  • Conference Confirmed Speakers – Attendance is open to confirmed guest speakers, moderators and panelists.
  • Exhibitors/Vendors and Sponsors – The only suppliers attending the Tech Summit are those designated as confirmed Vendor Showcase exhibitors/sponsors or confirmed speakers. Applicable Vendor Showcase exhibitor and sponsor fees apply. Contact DMA West staff at info@dmawest.org for information.

REGISTRATION FEES

Fees include daily group breaks and meal functions. Applicable registration fees apply for all delegate classifications.
Tech Summit Registration Fees – DMO Delegates
Registrant from a DMA West-member DMO

  • $400 includes Wednesday afternoon labs and Thursday/Friday sessions and group meal functions
  • $325 includes Thursday/Friday sessions and group meal functions (no Wednesday afternoon labs)
  • $175 Spouse/Companion
  • Registrant from a nonmember DMO
  • $775 includes Wednesday afternoon labs and Thursday/Friday sessions and group meal functions
  • $625 includes Thursday/Friday sessions and group meal functions (no Wednesday afternoon labs)

Prospective DMOs: * Join DMA WEST within 30 days of the Tech Summit and $100 will be applied to your membership dues.

TECH SUMMIT FEES – VENDORES

  • Exhibitors/Vendors and Sponsors – The only suppliers attending the Tech Summit are those designated as confirmed Vendor Showcase exhibitors/sponsors or confirmed speakers. Applicable Vendor Showcase exhibitor and sponsor fees apply. Contact DMA West staff at info@dmawest.org for information and forms.

CANCELLATIONS

Notice of cancellations must be made in writing (via email or mail) and received or postmarked on or before March 4, 2019. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after March 4, 2019. Staff substitutions are welcome.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

The DMA West room blocks at the Hyatt Regency and Hotel Andaluz are sold out.

We suggest contacting the
DoubleTree by Hilton Albuquerque
201 Marquette Avenue NW,
Albuquerque | 505-247-3344
https://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-mexico/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-albuquerque-ALBSMDT/index.html
NOTE: DMA West does not have a room block at the DoubleTree.

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque - SOLD OUT
330 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Hotel Group Rate: $139 plus 13.5% tax
Online Reservations: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/new-mexico/hyatt-regency-albuquerque/albuq?corp_id=G-DMAW
Group Code: G-DMAW
Make your reservations before February 26, 2019.
If you require assistance making your reservation, you can contact the Hyatt Regency at the following numbers: 1-888-421-1442 or 1-402-592-6464.


Hotel Andaluz - SOLD OUT
125 Second Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Hotel Group Rate: $139 plus 13.5% tax
Reservations: 877-987-9090
Group Code: 1903DESTIN
Online Reservations: https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=55789&Chain=13589&arrive=3/19/2019&depart=3/22/2019&adult=1&child=0&group=1903DESTIN

FLYING TO ALBUQUERQUE

Albuquerque International Sunport www.abqsunport.com
Flying to Albuquerque is easy. Airlines that serve Albuquerque include: Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American, Boutique Air, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, and United. There are nonstop flights to and from nearly 30 cities in the United States.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

  • Shared Ride Service
  • Uber
  • Taxi Service
  • Yellow Cab Company
    (505) 247-8888
  • ABQ Green Cab Company
    (505) 243-6800

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

ABQ Ride is the City of Albuquerque’s public transportation service and provides rapid transit and local bus service as well as paratransit service with Sun Van.
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