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"Mysterious…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

"Prospect.3: Notes…

Oct 25, 2014 - Jan 25, 2015
Prospect New Orleans, the International Contemporary Art Biennial,  will… more

"Prospect.3: Notes…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
Join us for St. Claude Arts District Block Party. more

"Prospect.3: Notes…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
Join us for the Prospect 3 Ribbon Cutting and Second Line at Washington Square… more

31st Annual Halloween…

Oct 25 - 26, 2014
Join us for the 31st annual Halloween New Orleans, a weekend-long LGBT… more

Annual Susan G. Komen…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
Help Fight Breast Cancer! The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series… more

BARKtoberfest Canine…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
BARKtoberfest Canine Costume Contest & Trick or Treating (for dogs &… more

Bayou Segnette State…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
Bring your little ghouls and goblins out for trick or treating in Bayou… more

Boo at the Zoo…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

Brews and Brats on…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
In the spirit of Oktoberfest, The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk is treating… more

Dillard University…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
In collaboration with the 7th Ward Neighborhood Association, The Ray Charles… more

Feral Cat TNR...The…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
Feral Cat TNR...The Basics and Beyond Workshop, sponsored by the LA/SPCA. A… more

Feral Cat TNR…The…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
Feral Cat TNR...The Basics and Beyond Workshop, sponsored by the LA/SPCA will… more

Friends of the…

Oct 25 - 31, 2014
Friends of the Cabildo, support organization for the Louisiana State Museum,… more

Ghosts in the Oaks

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
This family friendly event takes place in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park… more

Gray Line New Orleans…

Oct 25 - 26, 2014
The Historic San Francisco Plantation in Garyville, LA will host the annual… more

Greater Baton Rouge…

Oct 25 - Nov 2, 2014
Carnival rides, food, music, kids' activities, animal shows, games, exhibits. more

Halloween Tea

Oct 25 - 26, 2014
To celebrate Halloween, Le Salon will offer a variety of teas, scones, … more

JPAS Presents Waiting…

Oct 25 - 26, 2014
JPAS presents the hit musical comedy all about working in the service industry,… more

King James and the…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
If you go to BJ's Lounge on a Monday night you'll find Jimmy Horn performing… more

"Mysterious…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… 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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