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17th Annual Martin…

Jan 31 - Mar 7, 2015
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Alliance Francaise

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Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Jan 31 - Mar 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

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New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

BODY ELECTRIC Group…

Jan 31 - Mar 1, 2015
Inspired by Walt Whitman's "I Sing the Body Electric", this… more

Henry Turner Jr. &…

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Listen to some catchy tunes and upbeat dance numbers, as well as enjoy some… more

House of Blues…

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Vacationer is an American Nu-Hula band from Philadelphia. Lead singer Kenny… more

Mahalia Jackson…

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Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

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Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for Andrew Block. more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Jan 31 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Monster Jam

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Monster Jam returns to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome! A few trucks at this year's… more

Pilates in the…

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Join us for Pilates in the Sculpture Garden, among NOMA's outstanding… more

The Gasperi…

Jan 31 - Feb 22, 2015
Richard Gasperi opened Gasperi Gallery in the French Quarter in 1980.… more

The New Orleans…

Jan 31 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

Albinas Prizgintas…

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House of Blues Gospel…

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Joe Krown Trio feat.…

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Marigny Opera House…

Feb 1 - 1, 2015
New Orleans Singer-Songwriter Sarah Quintana began her musical studies in high… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Feb 2 - 2, 2015
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Jon Cleary & the…

Feb 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen. more

17th Annual Martin…

Jan 31 - Mar 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… 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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