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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 23 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Amazing Scavenger…

Oct 23, 2017 - Jul 03, 2027
Turn New Orleans into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 23, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 23 - Dec 29, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

East of the…

Oct 23, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

Houmas House Presents…

Oct 23 - 31, 2017
For the month of October, there will be a 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm haunted tour.… more

Monday Blues

Oct 23, 2017 - Jan 05, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Get your live local blues fix with Sean Riley. more

Saenger Theatre…

Oct 23 - 28, 2017
Plan your escape to the new musical comedy getaway ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE!… more

The Somerton Suitcase…

Oct 23, 2017
The Somerton Suitcase is live every Monday night at VASO on Frenchmen St. Catch… more

"Organ & Labyrinth"-…

Oct 24 - 24, 2017
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Dinner with a…

Oct 24 - 24, 2017
Join James Linn, curator of The Pelican State Goes to War: Louisiana in World… more

East of the…

Oct 24, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

Live in Concert:…

Oct 24 - 24, 2017
Join one of New Orleans' most innovative musicians, Christian Scott aTunde… more

Newman Arts and the…

Oct 24 - 24, 2017
Newman Arts and the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation in collaboration… more

Singer/Songerwriter…

Oct 24, 2017 - Jan 06, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. House of Blues New Orleans hosts a new weekly… more

The Historic N.O.…

Oct 24 - 29, 2017
Just in time for Halloween, The Historic New Orleans Collection is offering… more

The Historic New…

Oct 24 - 24, 2017
 The Historic New Orleans Collection will host Maurice Martinez for an… more

10 Years of SoFAB…

Oct 25 - 25, 2017
The National Food & Beverage Foundation will host the next in its… more

Comedy Gold hosted by…

Oct 25 - Nov 1, 2017
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages (content may not be appropriate for all ages).… more

Gordon Biersch…

Oct 25, 2017 - Feb 27, 2019
Come enjoy the  monthly Brewer's dinner where the Chef and Head Brewmaster… more

“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 23 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

New Green Tour Coming to New Orleans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:

Abby Sanders
Marketing Manager - Pelican New Orleans
866-928-6877, ext. 821
abby@pelicanneworleans.com

Local hospitality company Pelican New Orleans (PNO), the family-owned travel and tourism group that owns Cajun Encounters Eco-Tours and New Orleans Legendary Walking Tours, will launch the city's first Sustainability Tour, focusing on local environmental sustainability efforts.

The tour will lead guests through the French Quarter, highlighting businesses with environmentally friendly practices, and explaining the city's many conservation efforts. LifeCity, a local non-profit that offers a green certification program to New Orleans businesses, has been contracted to develop the content and speaking points.

Details around the tour format and itinerary have not yet been released, but the tour is planned to kick off in the spring of 2017. PNO and LifeCity will train and educate the company's team of certified tour guides in preparation for the launch. As always, guides will convey the colorful history of New Orleans, while also incorporating present-day conservation initiatives specific to the Crescent City.

By launching this tour, Pelican New Orleans becomes the first major travel company in the area to offer a tour that highlights environmental initiatives. "As one of the largest tour companies in New Orleans, we believe Pelican New Orleans has an obligation to lead the industry forward in environmental sustainability. We are excited to help raise awareness and motivate other local businesses to become more green," says Abby Sanders, Marketing Manager for PNO.

For a city that is perpetually haunted by extreme weather, New Orleans, perhaps more than any other city in the U.S., deserves a focus on environmental sustainability from industry leaders. The Sustainability Tour announcement comes in the wake of a successful "America Recycles Day" event held at the Republic recycling facility in Metairie, and an announcement made by New Orleans City Council encouraging increased recycling in the French Quarter for 2017. The event was hosted, sponsored, and attended by a mixture of non-profits, for-profit companies, and city officials. Together, these groups are driving the city forward to become not only a top tourist destination, but also a model for environmental change.

Pelican New Orleans is uniquely situated to lead the way in sustainability in the local tourism and hospitality industry. In addition to its walking, boat, and bus tour brands, PNO also owns and operates a local transportation service (Audubon Limousine) and restaurant (Huck Finns Café). The company plans not only to launch a Sustainability Tour, but also to partner with LifeCity and other local organization through each of their brands to become more aware of their environmental impact. In doing so, they become one of the largest hospitality companies in the area to announce a focus on environmentally sustainable business practices.

As travelers become more environmentally conscious, they will now have a tour option that brings them into the heart of New Orleans, while also educating and informing them on the city's path to becoming more green. Pelican New Orleans is excited to lead the way, and also highlight other local businesses that are making the city a cleaner, greener place to live and to visit.

About Pelican New Orleans:
Pelican New Orleans is a local, family-owned and operated hospitality company, and the largest local tour operator and hospitality service in New Orleans. See what they have to offer at www.pelicanneworleans.com.

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