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15th Annual Satchmo…

Aug 2 - 2, 2015
Celebrate our native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, at this free… more

Anthony Bean…

Aug 2 - 2, 2015
Experience over 80 youth giving an electrifying performance in tribute to the… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Aug 2 - Oct 4, 2015
Join us for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality of People of African… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Aug 2 - Oct 4, 2015
Join us for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality of People of African… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Aug 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for the opening reception for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality… more

COOLinary New Orleans…

Aug 2 - 31, 2015
It is going to be a delicious summer!  During the month of August, enjoy… more

Louisiana SPCA’s…

Aug 2 - 31, 2015
In memory of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the Louisiana SPCA is… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Aug 2 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Off-site Pet…

Aug 2 - 2, 2015
Off-site Pet Adoption, sponsored by the Louisiana SPCA, will be held in the… more

The Historic New…

Aug 2 - 2, 2015
One of the premier decorative arts events in the country, the four-day program… more

The Sweat Social…

Aug 2 - Dec 20, 2015
Designed for wellness travelers visiting New Orleans, the Sweat Social offers… more

American Recovery…

Aug 6 - 8, 2015
The American Recovery Association (ARA) and Harding Brooks Associates, LLC… more

Langlois Girls Night…

Aug 6 - Sep 3, 2015
Bring your friends to Langlois on Thursdays or Fridays this summer for girls'… more

Yappy Hour in the…

Aug 6 - 27, 2015
Join us for  Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the… more

Chef's Taste Challenge

Aug 7 - 7, 2015
The Farm to Table Chefs Taste Challenge (CTC), scheduled for August 7, 2015 at… more

Dirty Linen Night

Aug 8 - 8, 2015
Not to be outdone by White Linen Night, Royal Street merchants decided to… more

Off-site Pet…

Aug 8 - 8, 2015
Off-site Pet Adoption, sponsored by the Louisiana SPCA, will be held at… more

Opening Reception -…

Aug 8 - 8, 2015
Join us for the opening reception  at The Foundation Gallery for the… more

Red Dress Run 2015

Aug 8 - 8, 2015
The Annual Red Dress Run through the French Quarter and downtown New Orleans is… more

Saturday Farmers…

Aug 8 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

15th Annual Satchmo…

Aug 2 - 2, 2015
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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