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Groovesect Labor Day…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Join us for the  Groovesect Labor Day Cookout! more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 1 - 8, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 1 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

Preservation Jazz…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Live New Orleans Jazz nightly! more

Southern Decadence…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Southern Decadence started forty one years ago as a simple going-away… more

Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Standing in the…

Sep 2 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us for Funk Monkey featuring members of Bonerama. more

Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lunchbox Lecture -…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
History remembers the American, British and Polish Paratroopers who jumped into… more

The Royal Sonesta's…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans presents the September Round Table Luncheon… more

We Live to Eat Kick…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
For the first time, this event is open-to-the-public and attendees will be able… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Groovesect Labor Day…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Join us for the  Groovesect Labor Day Cookout! more

New Orleans Rings in the Holiday Season with More National Travel Awards

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:
Kelly Schulz/Jenn Lotz                                                             
New Orleans CVB                                                                    NOTMC                                                                                     Lea Sinclair
504-566-5019                                                                         504-491-533
kschulz@neworleanscvb.com/jlotz@neworleanscvb.com         lea@notmc.com

New Orleans Rings in the Holiday Season with More National Travel Awards
New Year's Eve and Holiday Foodie Destination among 21top honors voted on by travelers this year

NEW ORLEANS - December 21, 2012- New Orleans is celebrating the 2012 holiday season with four more honors and awards from leisure travel websites, publications and search engines. This tops off a year of unprecedented international acclaim from travelers, where 21 awards were presented to New Orleans, including a World Tourism Award and a Top Ten City Award from Conde Nast Traveler. New Orleans was also named the best city for shopping by Travel + Leisure magazine and one of the most affordable cities in the U.S. by TripAdvisor.

 

  • Travel + Leisure magazine named New Orleans the number one city to visit for a New Year's Eve vacation. The ranking was one of many honors received by the city from Travel + Leisure's "America's Favorite Cities" list. Winners are chosen by subscribers of the magazine, who are issued the list of categories annually via the website. The list was published in November 2012.

  • Away.com, a division of Orbitz.com, named New Orleans a top holiday getaway for foodies, citing traditional Reveillon dinners as one of the top distinctions between New Orleans and other American cities. The article, published in November 2012 by Jennifer Maltba Seabolt, also mentioned caroling at Jackson Square, cooking demonstrations and gospel brunches as activities well worth visiting. These events are hallmarks of Christmas New Orleans Style, a month of concerts, Reveillon dinners and festive holiday events.
  • In addition to holiday accolades, New Orleans was named one of the world's eight most romantic cities by CNN Travel. The list was published to CNN's website on December 17 by CNN travel writer Jordan Burchette, and featured exotic international destinations such as Moscow, Barcelona, Havana and Amsterdam. New Orleans was the only American city featured in the article, which spoke to the charm of the Mississippi River, the French Quarter and the Garden District.
  • New Orleans was also recognized by Yahoo!, which released their annual tally of top destination searches earlier this month. Users of the popular website have given New Orleans a top ten spot on the list for 2012 alongside London, Hong Kong and Dubai.

 

The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau is a nationally accredited, 1,100-member destination marketing organization and the largest and most successful private economic development corporation in Louisiana. 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 five foreign countries. Consistently recognized as one of the top five CVBs in the country, the New Orleans CVB is celebrating its 52nd anniversary in 2012. For more information, please visit www.neworleanscvb.com.

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: NewOrleansOnline.com; NewOrleansMuseums.com; RadioFreeNeworleans.com; GoNola.com. Social media: Facebook.com/NewOrleansOnline;  Twitter.com/visitneworleans. 

 

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