A Message from Executive Director
Familiarization trips are a very important component of TOURISM Santa Fe’s Sales mission, which is to bring more groups to Santa Fe. The goal of TSF’s Sales Team includes sourcing qualified leads for meeting planners with an interest in staging a meeting, attending industry trade shows where meeting planners and our sales personnel have an opportunity to discuss potential bookings, and maintaining close contact with prior planners who have staged meetings here in the past to ensure that we remain on their radar for future opportunities. However, the very best opportunity to bring new meeting business to the city is to bring the meeting planner(s) here for a familiarization trip to see firsthand how much Santa Fe has to offer for meeting attendees. Our rate of bookings from these trips exceeds 70% successǃ
Our partners are a critical component of support for these visits — whether they occur with a group of participants or one at a time. From transportation companies, to restaurants, to experience providers, and of course our lodging partners, all make available a wide assortment of services at no cost to ensure our meeting planners experience the best of what Santa Fe has to offer. We thank them for this and rely on their continued support for this important part of our sales strategy.
If you are not currently involved with these efforts and would like to be, please reach out to our sales team, led by David Carr.
TOURISM Santa Fe
Upcoming Events/Meetings - Community Convention Center
9/24-27/19 | Wine & Chile 2019 - 1200
9/28/19 | Rodriguez - Vigil Wedding Reception - 300
10/5/19 | Care Net Pregnancy Event 2019 - 400
10/7/19 | Eldorado Luncheon 2019 - 500
10/10/19 | Deepak Chopra Book Release - 800
10/12/19 | Lizeth Quinceanera - 300
10/12/19 | Kimberly Dominguez Quinceanera - 500
10/19/19 | Garcia Wedding Reception - 600
10/25/19 | Fiesta Masquerade Ball - 400
11/1-4/19 | 2019 Qi Revolution - 925
Upcoming Events/Meetings - Hotels Only
8/25-30/19 | NARMH Annual Conference 2019 - La Fonda on the Plaza - 200
8/26-31/19 | SWREDA 2019 Annual Conference - Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe - 120
8/26-30/19 | Lattice QCD 2019 - La Posada de Santa Fe Resort and Spa - 50
8/30-31/19 | Burning of Zozo Committee - 2019 - Residence Inn Santa Fe - 25
9/1-8/19 | Oregon California Trails Association Annual Conference 2019 - 400
9/2-6/19 | 2019 International Conference on Numerical Simulations - La Fonda on the Plaza - 100
9/5-8/19 | Coker 2019 SLT Meeting - La Posada de Santa Fe Resort and Spa - 12
9/8-12/19 | United States Courts for the Tenth Circuit - La Fonda on the Plaza - 220
9/8-14/19 | XLIX International Symposium on Multiparticle Dynamics - Hotel Santa Fe - 110
9/9-11/19 | American Ring Travel 12 - Courtyard Marriott Santa Fe - 20
9/14-21/19 | CUES Director Seminar Series Summer 2019 - La Fonda on the Plaza - 150
9/15-17/19 | WPA Fall 2019 Meeting - La Posada de Santa Fe Resort - 50
9/15-19/19 | NACARA Annual Conference 2019 - Eldorado Hotel & Spa - 60
9/16-21/19 | NCSL _ RELACS Revised Bid 2019 - Hotel Santa Fe - 150
9/16-18/19 | American Ring Travel 13 - Courtyard Marriott Santa Fe - 20
9/16-18/19 | Four Corners Conference 2019 - Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe - 450
9/16-20/19 | NCSL RELACS Overflow 2019 - Santa Fe Sage Inn - 50
9/16/19 | SFCC - LANL: Bruce Perry Presentation (SFCC) - Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe - 510
9/17/19 | SFCC - LANL: Bruce Perry Presentation (LANL) - Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe - 315
9/18-22/19 | SDA 2019 Fall Meeting - La Fonda on the Plaza - 40
9/19-24/19 | Executive Board Retreat Sept 2019 - La Posada de Santa Fe Resort - 30
9/22-25/19 | Golden Frontier Land of Enchantment Tour 2019 - Santa Fe Sage Inn - 40
9/22-24/19 | 2019 CINT User Annual Meeting - La Fonda on the Plaza - 200
9/23-28/19 | IMUM 2019 - Hotel Santa Fe - 60
9/23-25/19 | American Ring Travel 14 - Courtyard Marriott Santa Fe - 20
9/25-29/19 | W&C 2019 - Courtyard Marriott Santa Fe - 20
9/28-10/13/19 | Bank CEO Network Fall Meeting 2019 - Hotel Santa Fe - 70
9/30-10/2/19 | American Ring Travel 15 - Courtyard Marriott Santa Fe - 20
10/1-3/19 | SETC-iOT-Conference 2019 - DoubleTree by Hilton - 35
10/1-3/19 | NHMFL User Committee Meeting - Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe - 100
10/2-5/19 | 27th Annual New Mexico Water Law Conference - Eldorado Hotel & Spa - 100
10/3-7/19 | The Warwick Society 2019 - Eldorado Hotel & Spa - 36
August Leads - Group Business With Sleeping Rooms
11/12-14/19 | Integrating and Advancing State Prenatal to Age Three Policies: Cross-State Convening - 75
11/13-15/19 | International Associates Meeting - Fall 2019 - 60
2/8-14/20 | National Sales Meeting - Feb 2020 - 950
4/8-10/20 | Artex Risk Solutions - C-U First BOD - 20
5/11-15/20 | Sales Conference 2020 - 220
5/14-17/20 | Firm Trip - Spring 2020 - 350
6/10-13/20 | NCSL Western States Fiscal Leaders Meeting 2020 - 60
6/26-28/20 | Old West Show & Auction_Summer 2020 - 550
7/16-18/20 | USSEA Conference Summer 2020 - 100
7/17/20 | Insurance Law Section - Board of Governors Retreat 2020 - 25
11/29-12/5/20 | 2020 CSG National Conference - 600
3/11-14/21 | AAPL Board of Directors Meeting - 2021 - 140
5/3-7/21 | FPI Spring Conference 2021 - 125
2/28-3/5/22 | MidSchool Math 2022 - 600
Confirmed - Group Business With Sleeping Rooms
1/12-15/20 | Chair's Initiative and Binational Attorney General Exchange 2020 - 110
5/21-25/20 | Porsche Club of American Fiesta NM 2020 - 65
7/19-23/20 | SWTA Summer Conference 2020 - 100
9/22-25/20 | NAED 2020 Board Of Directors Meeting - 35
5/3-7/21 | FPI Spring Conference 2021 - 125
4/30-5/9/22 | Chrysalis Hospitality _ International Association Client Conference - 275
3/24-31/24 | SfAA 84th Annual Meeting - 2100
TOURISM Santa Fe Sales Travel
- David Carr attended ASAE 2019 in Columbus, OH August 10-13, 2019. The Drury Plaza and Eldorado Hotel & Spa attended the show.
- 105 Planners stopped by the booth.
- 2 RFP’s received
- 12 planners provided meeting space and are interested in Santa Fe.
- 5 potential FAM attendees.
- Kim Harmon attended ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA August 8-12, 2019.
- Met with Legal Professionals from all over the world that influence chapter meeting location decisions.
- Appointments with 3 key ABA Sourcing Managers; 2 large Leads for Santa Fe with decision being made in September.
- April Gallegos and Justin Cox attended Connect Corporate and Connect Association in Louisville, KY August 26-28, 2019.
- April met 35 corporate meeting planners-all with potential business in Santa Fe.
- Three planners have previously booked in Santa Fe.
- Justin met with 43 meeting planners.
- Discussed opportunities ranging in size from board meetings to city wide conferences.