Tourism hot spots in Albuquerque during Balloon Fiesta

Tourism hot spots in Albuquerque during Balloon Fiesta


( ( (ADLIB ( ( ( MORE THAN 800-THOUSAND PEOPLE FLOCK TO THE BALLOON FIESTA EACH YEAR. BUT THE (BALLOONS ARE JUST PART OF THE TRIP. COURTNEY ALLEN SHOWS US SOME OF THE TOURIST HOTSPOTS HERE IN ALBUQUERQUE. JAM-PACKED IS THE WAY LISA SALAZAR DESCRIBES “KYRA ARTS” IN OLD TOWN COME THE FIRST FULL WEEK OF OCTOBER. 13:36 “It does bring in a lot of tourists. We do get a lot of people from many walks of life.” 13:43 THE SHOP FILLED WITH HAND-PAINTED PRODUCTS SEES A 100 PERCENT INCREASE IN SALES… AND A THOUSAND MORE PEOPLE A DAY DURING THE FIESTA. THEIR MOST POPULAR PRODUCT? THESE HANDMADE BALLOONS HANGING FROM THE CEILING… SELLING MORE THAN 700 LAST YEAR ALONE. 15:15 “A representation of the state of New Mexico” 15:18 BUT ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR HOTSPOTS IN THE CITY INCLUDES THE SANDIA TRAMWAY… :29 “Balloon Fiesta is like our Christmas at the tram.” :32 THE TRAM SEES 23-THOUSAND CUSTOMERS DURING THE FIESTA… DOUBLE THE USUAL AMOUNT. AND THIS YEAR, THEY ARE EXCITED TO SHOWCASE THE NEW “TEN 3” RESTAURANT AT THE TOP AFTER TWO YEARS OF CONSTRUCTION. 1:48 “The word has gotten out, literally we are booked for reservations during the entire balloon fiesta at this time” 1:57 SO WHETHER ITS TAKING A STROLL THROUGH OLD TOWN… INDULGING IN NEW MEXICAN CUISINE… OR GETTING AN ELEVATED LOOK OF THE CITY… THERE )S PERHAPS NO BETTER OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW OFF NEW MEXICO… THAN DURING THE INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FIESTA. COURTNEY ALLEN REPORTING. UP NEXT– THERE )S A

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