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Ashé & Congo Square…

Feb 26 - 26, 2017
Join Ashé Cultural Arts Center and the Congo Square Preservation Society… more

BACCHUS BASH 2017

Feb 26 - 26, 2017
----BACCHUS BASH 2017---- FREE - Mardi Gras Block Party February 26, 2017… more

CANO & PhotoNOLA…

Feb 26 - 28, 2017
CANO is proud to announce our first photography exhibition in conjunction with… more

International House…

Feb 26 - 27, 2017
To many, Mardi Gras means purple, green and gold blinking beads and kegs of… more

Joe Krown Trio +…

Feb 26 - 26, 2017
Join us for the  Joe Krown Trio  plus Seither's Seafood Crawfish Boil. more

Mardi Gras Bourbon…

Feb 26 - 28, 2017
LIMITED VIP Mardi Gras Bourbon Street Balcony Tickets! Being "above the… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Feb 26 - May 21, 2017
NOMA is organizing A Life of Seduction: Venice in the 1700s in cooperation… more

Second FRIDAY…

Feb 26 - Mar 4, 2017
'New Work by Max Seckel & Bruce Drinnon'. exhibition dates: February 10 -… more

Terrance Osborne…

Feb 26 - 26, 2017
Coca-Cola is excited to announce that, for the second year, Barq’s Root… more

31st Annual Riverwalk…

Feb 27 - 27, 2017
Join us for 31st Annual Lundi Gras celebration at the  Riverwalk… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Feb 27, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Lundi Gras with New…

Feb 27 - 27, 2017
Join us for live music on Lundi Gras featuring the New Orleans Suspects! more

Monday Blues

Feb 27, 2017 - Jan 05, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Get your live local blues fix with Sean Riley. more

The Irish House…

Feb 27, 2017
This is the Biggest Irish Music Session in the south. On a Night you will see… more

The Maison Presents -…

Feb 27 - Jul 31, 2017
The Royal Roses grew out of the rich resurgence that traditional jazz is seeing… more

The Somerton Suitcase…

Feb 27, 2017
The Somerton Suitcase is live every Monday night at VASO on Frenchmen St. Catch… more

Clarence John…

Feb 28 - Mar 25, 2017
A Louisiana native, Clarence John Laughlin (1905 - 1985) ranks among the most… more

Exhibition to feature…

Feb 28 - Mar 25, 2017
 The Historic New Orleans Collection will open its next exhibition,… more

Singer/Songerwriter…

Feb 28, 2017 - Jan 06, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. House of Blues New Orleans hosts a new weekly… more

Comedy Gold hosted by…

Mar 01, 2017 - Jan 07, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages (content may not be appropriate for all ages).… more

Ashé & Congo Square…

Feb 26 - 26, 2017
Join Ashé Cultural Arts Center and the Congo Square Preservation Society… more

New Orleans One of Only Three U.S. Destinations on New York Times Winter Getaway List

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Lea Sinclair, NOTMC                      Kelly Schulz, NOMCVB
504-491-5330                              504-566-5045 
Lea@notmc.com                             kschulz@neworleanscvb.com

 

NEW ORLEANS ONE OF ONLY THREE US DESTINATIONS ON NEW YORK TIMES WINTER GETAWAY LIST
Prestigious Sunday Travel Section Cites Ten International Family Destinations

New Orleans, LA - The New York Times recently listed New Orleans as one of only three US destinations for winter getaways that are suitable for all ages.

The article was featured in the Sunday Travel section on January 29th, 2012 in the New York edition as well as on the New York Times website.

"The awards and recognition keep rolling in for New Orleans as its tourism industry continues to grow and thrive," said Mark Romig, President and CEO of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation. "Michelle Higgin's article helps us emphasize that we have something to offer to all ages in New Orleans and it goes without saying that this endorsement is very powerful in attracting visitors to our city."

The article cites hotels, restaurants, and attractions for both adults and kids. Recommended for kids are street car rides, cemetery tours, beignets and king cake as well as Mardi Gras parades during carnival season. Adults are steered toward creole cuisine, zydeco-blaring bars, live jazz and plantation tours.

"Tourism is big business for New Orleans, drawing more than 8 million visitors per year, sustaining 74,000 jobs and generating $5 billion annually for the local economy. The New York Times report adds to our amazing first quarter of 2012, which will go down in history as one of the best times ever for New Orleans' tourism industry, thanks to Mardi Gras, the BCS National Championship, Allstate Sugar Bowl, the Saints and the Hornets, SEC Men's Basketball Championship, NCAA Men's Final Four and dozens of festivals, meetings, and conventions," said Stephen Perry, President and CEO of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The Hyatt Regency New Orleans with its $275 million dollar renovation and the International House near the Children's Museum are mentioned.

The article goes on to list nonstop flights from several major US cities, including Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and New York.

NOTMC and the New Orleans Convention Visitors Bureau together promote New Orleans as a city that appeals to all ages. Upcoming family events include Mardi Gras followed by the French Quarter Festival and Jazz Fest.

About New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation
The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation promotes the city as a leisure tourism destination throughout the year.  Annually, NOTMC's marketing campaigns include strategic print, broadcast, and Internet advertising and public relations.  Web sites: http://www.neworleansonline.com/; http://www.neworleansmuseums.com/; http://www.radiofreeneworleans.com/; http://www.gonola.com/.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NewOrleansOnline. Twitter: www.Twitter.com/visitneworleans.

 

About the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau
The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau is a nationally accredited, 1,000-member destination marketing organization and the largest and most successful private economic development corporation in Louisiana. We help create $5 billion in new capital each year- more than any other business sector - by attracting millions of visitors, special events and conventions. The CVB and its members influence thousands of decision-makers and millions of visitors to choose New Orleans through direct sales, marketing, public relations, branding and visitor services at our New Orleans headquarters and offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago, Phoenix and four foreign countries. Consistently recognized as one of the top five CVBs in the country, the New Orleans CVB celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010. For more information, please visit http://www.neworleanscvb.com/, http://www.facebook.com/neworleanscvb.com or www.twitter.com/neworleans.

 

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