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17th Annual Martin…

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

Alliance Francaise

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Learn French with the Alliance Française- now in METAIRIE! Our next… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

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

Artist Spotlight…

Jan 31 - Mar 31, 2015
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. &…

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Listen to some catchy tunes and upbeat dance numbers, as well as enjoy some… more

House of Blues…

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Vacationer is an American Nu-Hula band from Philadelphia. Lead singer Kenny… more

Mahalia Jackson…

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
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…

Feb 1 - 1, 2015
Join us for  Albinas Prizgintas organist/pianist/harpsichordist, Raul… more

House of Blues Gospel…

Feb 1 - 1, 2015
Grammy award winning star Kirk Franklin is joining forces with the House of… more

Joe Krown Trio feat.…

Feb 1 - 1, 2015
Join us for the  Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter "Wolfman"… more

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

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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