Dan and I just got back from the 2009 Go West Summit in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico. We spent a couple of days in a 15 minute ‘speed dating’ format, meeting with representatives of various visitors & convention bureaus, hotels and outfitters from throughout the western United States.

This is a great opportunity to get updates on what’s new at many destinations that we recomend to our clients. We get ideas for new itineraries, evaluate new excursions and find out about little out-of-the-way activities that enhance your travel experience. This summit was the 20th annual conference. As you can imagine we have much to share and include in our itineraries for the future. Be looking here for information about some of the new, fun stuff that we will be including in our vacation packages based on what we learned this week!

Here’s one tidbit: Did you know that the largest flamenco school in the United States is in Albuquerque? Check out the website of The National Institute of Flamenco. At Go West, we were treated to a performance by nine of the institute’s members at the Albuquerque Art and History Museum. Just fantastic! For more on Albuquerque, check out www.itsatrip.org!

Stay tuned! More to come!