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14th Annual Satchmo…

Aug 1 - 3, 2014
Celebrate our native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, at this free… more

2014 New Orleans…

Aug 1 - 3, 2014
Join us for the Historic New Orleans Collection's seventh annual New Orleans… more

AN EVENING WITH …

Aug 1 - 1, 2014

COOLinary New…

Aug 1 - 31, 2014
It is going to be a delicious summer!  Throughout the whole month of… more

Entergy IMAX Theatre…

Aug 1 - 21, 2014
Entergy IMAX Theatre and 3D Entertainment Distribution invite audiences on an… more

JPAS Summer Musical…

Aug 1 - 3, 2014
  THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE JR., based on the zany musical that has taken… more

Mecha Con

Aug 1 - 3, 2014
MechaCon was conceived as a revolutionary Anime convention experience,… more

Sarah McLachlan at…

Aug 1 - 1, 2014

Satchmo Summer Fest

Aug 1 - 1, 2014
Come and enjoy live music with Leroy Jones & New Orleans Finest. more

The Historic New…

Aug 1 - 3, 2014
The Historic New Orleans Collection's seventh annual New Orleans Antiques… more

The Saenger Theatre…

Aug 1 - 1, 2014
Join us for  multi-platinum singer and songwriter Sarah McLaughlin. She… more

The Victory Belles –…

Aug 1 - 1, 2014
Salute the USA with the Victory Belles' newest red, white and blue celebration!… more

20th Anniversary…

Aug 2 - 2, 2014
The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) announces the annual Whitney… more

Abita Springs Opry at…

Aug 2 - 30, 2014
Two bands - Three Hours - Five Saturdays First band plays approx 12 noon… more

Abita Springs Opry in…

Aug 2 - 30, 2014
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Rolland Golden: An…

Aug 2 - 2, 2014
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The Farm To Table…

Aug 2 - 4, 2014
The symposium will bring together the leading practitioners in the growing… more

Hotel New Orleans…

Aug 3 - 3, 2014
Join us for the Strut + Swim poolside fashion show with Fashion Week New… more

Justin Timberlake

Aug 3 - 3, 2014

National Farmers…

Aug 3 - 9, 2014

14th Annual Satchmo…

Aug 1 - 3, 2014
Celebrate our native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, at this free… more

Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:
Jennifer Day
504-566-5050/773-909-2514 cell
jday@neworleanscvb.com

Jennifer Lotz
504-566-5019
jlotz@neworleanscvb.com

NEW ORLEANS CVB INVITES LOCALS TO “BE A TOURIST IN YOUR OWN HOMETOWN”
Campaign encourages locals to rediscover New Orleans attractions and show support for hospitality industry

NEW ORLEANSAugust 3, 2010 – Despite challenges created by the Gulf Coast oil clean-up process, New Orleans remains one of the fastest-growing travel destinations in the country. As the city works to communicate to the world that all things New Orleans are vibrant, ready and waiting for visitors, the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) launches this year’s “Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown” campaign. The campaign’s mission is to inspire locals to reconnect with the attractions, restaurants and hotels that set New Orleans apart from all other destinations.

“Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown” gathers and promotes coupons, special deals and discounts for dining, hotel accommodations, attraction admissions and more. For coupons and program details, Click Here.

“While the campaign has been popular in the past, in light of the oil leak disaster, there is an urgency to maintain the positive momentum our hospitality community has achieved, particularly this year, and specifically to support the local restaurateurs that make New Orleans a top culinary destination” explained Stephen Perry, President and CEO of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We’re on track to have our best year since 2005 with record-breaking festival attendances, sold-out weekends and Travel + Leisure just placed New Orleans back on their Top 10 Cities in the U.S. and Canada- there’s never been a better time to get out and support our local businesses and enjoy all they have to offer.”

As part of the “Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown” campaign, the New Orleans CVB has produced posters for local merchants to display in their establishments or storefront windows celebrating the spirit of the campaign theme with artwork by local artist Robert Guthrie.

“We locals know the secret that summer is a prime time to enjoy New Orleans” said Perry. “For example, the COOLinary program, which runs from August 1-September 30, offers fixed price menus at top restaurants and is a fantastic way to show appreciation for our culinary culture and have a great meal at an incredible price. And this year the Saints will kick off their season as the Superbowl Champions in the Superdome September 9, so that weekend New Orleans will obviously be the place to celebrate.”

The New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau. The New Orleans CVB is the driving catalyst for New Orleans’ largest industry – tourism - strategically leading national and international marketing, public relations and visitor services efforts that attract millions of visitors, events, conventions and festivals. Consistently recognized as one of the top five CVBs in the country, the New Orleans CVB is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2010. For more information, please visit www.neworleanscvb.com.

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