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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014 9:00 pm | Updated: 11:09 pm, Mon Jul 14, 2014.

The recent story (“Tourism spending rises 7 percent in N.M.,” July 8) brings the words of our good governor, without comment by the reporter or others. Gov. Susana Martinez takes credit for the amount of money visitors have spent in our fair state, an increase of 7 percent from last year’s figures. The amount of visitors has increased only 1 percent, though. She focuses only on the increase in spending and attributes it to the advertising campaign done through a Texas company. I wonder how many people realize that if the campaign had really been successful, the number that should have increased considerably would have been the number of visitors. The fact that the spending has increased so much only points to how well the economy in other states has rebounded. People living in those states have more money to spend.

Susi Keller

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1 comment:

  • Diane Senior posted at 7:25 am on Tue, Jul 15, 2014.

    dsenior Posts: 27

    Whatever the cause of the slight increase in tourism, the key point is that tourism is a vital part of our economy, particularly here in Santa Fe county. The massive gravel strip mine that's been proposed for our gateway entrance on La Bajada mesa is a direct threat to that tourist economy and to the thousands of residents whose livelihoods depend on those tourist dollars. Please come out to support protection of La Bajada mesa on August 12, 10:00 AM at the County Commission chambers, 102 Grant Ave., Santa Fe. See www.SaveLaBajada.org for updates and more information, or Like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Savelabajada

     

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