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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2021
Taos Plaza Visitor Information Kiosk Opens in May Town of Taos and Taos County Chamber of Commerce collaborate to provide visitors and locals information about the community and the region.
Taos, NM – Taos County Chamber of Commerce announces management of the Taos Plaza Visitor Information Kiosk beginning May 2021. This collaboration between the Town of Taos Tourism Department and the Taos County Chamber of Commerce supports businesses and provides locals and visitors to the downtown with much needed information about the region. Based on two surveys conducted by the Chamber in the Fall of 2020 and Spring of 2021, business owners expressed a need for an information center after the Taos Visitor Center, which was located two miles south of the Plaza, was forced to close indefinitely due to the economic impact of COVID-19. “Lodger’s Tax took a hard hit during the last 12 months. Because the Taos Visitor Center was fully funded by Lodger’s Tax, which is currently down 60%, we had to look at new partnerships in order to provide information services to our visitors as we begin to re-open,” said Karina Armijo, Director Marketing and Tourism, Town of Taos. “We were excited that the Chamber enthusiastically decided to manage the Kiosk and provide visitor and local support which will be much needed during the coming months.”
The Taos County Chamber of Commerce is developing a Taos Ambassador Volunteer Program for staffing the Visitor Information Kiosk. If you are interested in volunteering, visit www.taosconnects.org to sign up or www.taoschamber.com. A Taos County Chamber part-time manager will oversee the program.
“The Visitor Information Kiosk is a great solution to support our local businesses and nonprofits with COVID-safe best practices. Our hearts go out to all the local businesses, nonprofits, and community members that have struggled through this past year. We are here to assist in the recovery of the economy. Please shop local first.” said Lindsey Pfaff Bain, Executive Director, Taos County Chamber of Commerce.
The Taos County Chamber of Commerce looks forward to working with community partners like the Town of Taos, Taos Connects, Taos MainStreet, and Taos News to provide maps, guides, and local information to visitors and to assist businesses as we rebuild our economy.