Friday, January 16, 2009

New division being created at Tourism Department

The folks at the state Department of Tourism have revealed plans for a new Ecotourism Division.

We reported this morning that despite the budget deficit and hiring freeze, the department will ask for $500,000 in the Legislative session that starts Tuesday.

Fellow reporter Tom Sharpe attended the wine and hors d'oeuvres unveiling ceremony for the department. He reports that more than 50 people attended the event at the Inn and Spa of Loretto. While there was a slide show of great ecotourism locations in New Mexico, photos of a luxurious encampment in a New Mexico-like desert actually were taken in Namibia.

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