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Orbitz Names New Orleans One of Sexiest Cities in America


February 8, 2013

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Lea Sinclair, NOTMC

Jenn Lotz, NOCVB


Orbitz Names New Orleans One of Sexiest Cities in America

Crescent City's weather, culture, music make city ideal for a romantic Spring Fling getaway

New Orleans, LA -The Orbitz annual list of America's sexiest cities includes New Orleans, a city where romance abounds all year round. With temperate weather, an authentic and mysterious French Quarter, and the best restaurants and hotels anywhere, New Orleans should top your list when considering honeymoon, wedding or anniversary destinations.

"Our city has never been more romantic," said Mark Romig, President and CEO of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation. "There are discounted packages available that will fit any budget, and southern hospitality that offers fun, great activities, and the perfect destination for a romantic Spring Fling," he said.

For those looking for the perfect setting to celebrate each other, New Orleans offers many free entertainment, romantic itineraries, or romance packages for two. There are also picture-perfect places to celebrate with a kiss or offer a surprise marriage proposal:

©      The Moonwalk at Dusk
©      On the streetcar going down St. Charles Avenue
©      The Sculpture Garden at City Park
©      Any French Quarter lush and beautiful courtyard
©      During a carriage ride in the French Quarter
©      The fountain at Audubon Park
©      On the top deck of the Steamboat Natchez
©      A French Quarter rooftop patio
©      In a corner booth at a dimly lit jazz club
©      At the Lakefront at sunset

"New Orleans has played cupid for many couples," says Stephen Perry, President and C.E.O. of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau. "Whether you are on your honeymoon or a 30th anniversary getaway, New Orleans' inherent sexiness will ensure an unforgettable travel experience," he said.

While in town, couples may want to try:

©      Dancing, dining and romance on the Steamboat Natchez or the Creole Queen
©      Romantic hotels to choose from, with many offering discounted packages
©      Day date ideas around town
©      Get married while you are in New Orleans.
©      Enjoy the sites and sounds of New Orleans on a romantic tour.
©      Come to your getaway and offer a gift as well.
©      Relax at one of New Orleans' luxurious spas.

To make plans for your sexy and romantic Spring Fling getaway, and to see a listing of romantic specials and packages, visit or


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The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is a nationally accredited, 1,100-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 persuade 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 countries. Consistently recognized as one of the top five CVBs in the country, the New Orleans CVB will celebrate its 53rd anniversary in 2013. For more information, please visit