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Mon Apr 5, 2021, 04:00 AM

City, state to curb confusion over alien events in Roswell

ROSWELL ó Tourism officials in New Mexico have raised concerns about people confusing a UFO Festival in Roswell with downtown alien-related events because of similar domain names searched online.

The 2021 Roswell UFO Festival will get a marketing boost after the New Mexico Department of Tourism approved it for its Strategic Events Recovery Readiness Initiative, a pilot program intended to help cultural events recover from the economic downfall cause by the pandemic, the Roswell Daily Record reported.

Public Affairs Director Juanita Jennings told the Roswell City Councilís Finance Committee on Thursday that the festival was one of 13 special events around the state selected from more than 100 applicants.

The program will provide a team of event experts who will give technical assistance and help gain sponsorships for the events and provide cooperative funds for advertising.

However, the state has expressed concerns about the messaging since Roswell is also hosting its first annual Alien Fest.

Read more: https://www.santafenewmexican.com/ap/city-state-to-curb-confusion-over-alien-events-in-roswell/article_356815e7-c1f8-5c76-985f-63124e4b43c5.html

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