Tourism brings big boost to NM

Tourism brings big boost to NM

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A new report shows tourism is providing a big boost to New Mexico’s economy.

The National Park Service says in 2012, 1.5 million people visited places like Carlsbad Caverns, Chaco Canyon and Pecos National Historical Parks.

They also say tourists spend more than $80 million dollars during their stays which helps support thousands of jobs.

New Mexico’s parks and tourism is a big factor in the national economy, returning $10 for every $1 invested in the National Park Service. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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