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Ashe Cultural Arts…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Ashé Cultural Arts Center proudly presents the 15th Annual Maafa… more

ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 4 - 5, 2015
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… more

Go 4th On The River

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The Go 4th on the River Dueling Barges Fireworks Extravaganza is the annual… more

NASA Week to Blast…

Jul 4 - 5, 2015
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will host a week of space exploration… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jul 4 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Jul 4 - 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

Red, White, and…

Jul 4 - 5, 2015
In a most unusual salute to Independence Day, Audubon Butterfly Garden and… more

Saturday Farmers…

Jul 4 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

St. Bernard Salutes…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The St. Bernard Salutes America Committee will host the 31st Annual Celebration… more

The Makeup & Martini…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Join us for the 3rd Annual Beauty and Entertainment event The Makeup &… more

Tai Chi/Chi Kung

Jul 6 - 6, 2015
NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center offers wellness… more

LIVE BAND KARAOKE…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Rock out on stage with Mixed Nuts as your band! All ages and free each Tuesday… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

Octavia Art Gallery -…

Jul 7 - 25, 2015
This summer, Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present new works by Cuban based… more

Ogden Museum Book…

Jul 7 - 7, 2015
Join us at the Book Club for  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale… more

The Sweat Social…

Jul 7 - Dec 20, 2015
Designed for wellness travelers visiting New Orleans, the Sweat Social offers… more

Gambit’s 2015…

Jul 8 - 8, 2015
Gambit's 2015 Emerging Chefs Challenge recognizes the next generation of… more

2015 Francisco…

Jul 9 - 9, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's 2015 Francisco Bouligny Lecture will… more

Langlois Girls Night…

Jul 9 - Sep 3, 2015
Bring your friends to Langlois on Thursdays or Fridays this summer for girls'… more

LIVE IMPROV WITH NOLA…

Jul 9 - 30, 2015
Improv Comedy with NOLA ComedySportz is great for all ages. The audience of a… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Ashé Cultural Arts Center proudly presents the 15th Annual Maafa… more

National Geographic Traveler Names New Orleans a Top Destination in the World for 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           
Media Contacts:          

Lauren Cason, NOCVB, 504-566-5019, lcason@neworleanscvb.com
Sarah Forman, NOCVB, 504-566-5019, sforman@neworleanscvb.com
Lea Sinclair, NOTMC, 504-491-5330, lea@notmc.com


National Geographic Traveler Names New Orleans a Top Destination in the World for 2014
Additionally, Travel + Leisure's America's Favorite Cities survey results show that travelers recognizes New Orleans as number one for Live Music Scene, Happy Hour, People-Watching, Wild Weekends, Cocktail Lounges and more

NEW ORLEANS - Dec. 10, 2013 - National Geographic Traveler presents New Orleans as one of the 21 must-see destinations in the world for 2014 in their December 2013/January 2014 issue. Ranked among destinations such as Alentejo, Portugal; Sochi, Russia; and the West African island nation of Cabo Verde, New Orleans is one of only two cities in the United States to make this list. According to National Geographic Traveler, the list reflects the most exceptional destinations in the world of travel today.

"This National Geographic recognition is further proof that New Orleans is one of the best destinations on the planet and that our city is coming back strong," said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. "It's a testament to the thousands of people working behind the scenes every day to make sure our visitors have the most vibrant, authentic and culturally rich experience that any city has to offer."

"New Orleans ranking among the top cities in the world puts the city in the international spotlight as a travel destination. National Geographic Traveler is a top publication for travel enthusiasts and we are honored to be selected as one of the most authentic and culturally rich cities in the world," said Stephen Perry, New Orleans Convention and Visitor's Bureau President and CEO.

"We know that being named a top world destination will enhance international visitation to our truly authentic and historically significant city," said Mark Romig, President and CEO, New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporation. "What we have to offer in a visit to New Orleans is a unique and memorable experience that is unmatched in North America."

For more information, visit travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/best-trips-2014.

Also, in the December 2013 issue, Travel + Leisure (T+L) Magazine revealed the results of their 2013 America's Favorite Cities survey, which asked online readers to rate 35 cities across the country in a number of different categories. New Orleans ranked number one in: Live Music Scene, Happy Hour, People-Watching, Wild Weekends, Cocktail Lounges and more.

According to visitors, New Orleans also ranked number one in a range of sub-categories, including most offbeat people, romantic escape, antique stores, cool souvenirs and range of hotel options. For the second year in a row, T+L also reported that New Orleanians are most proud of their city compared to residents of the other 34 cities in the survey.

Complete survey results can be found at www.travelandleisure.com/americas-favorite-cities/2013.

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., Chicago and four foreign countries. Consistently recognized as one of the top five CVBs in the country, the New Orleans CVB celebrated its 53rd anniversary in 2013. For more information, please visit www.neworleanscvb.com; www.facebook.com/neworleanscvb; www.twitter.com/neworleans.

About New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC)
NOTMC 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. Websites: NewOrleansOnline.com; NewOrleansMuseums.com; GoNOLA.com; RadioFreeNewOrleans.com. Social Media: Facebook.com/NewOrleansOnline; Twitter.com/visitneworleans; YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/gonolatv.