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12th Annual Saints…

Mar 29 - 29, 2015
The festival features panel discussions and master classes on literary topics… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

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

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 29 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 29 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Mar 29 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Mar 29 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Joe Krown Trio feat.…

Mar 29 - 29, 2015
Join us for the  Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter "Wolfman"… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Mar 29 - 29, 2015
Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a couple… more

Louisiana Crawfish…

Mar 29 - 29, 2015
Enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine such as Crawfish pie, Fried Crawfish Tall… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Mar 29 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Mar 29 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

NOLA Food Fest

Mar 29 - 29, 2015
Sample over 50 America's hometown eats from around the country. Four blocks in… more

PALM SUNDAY RABIES…

Mar 29 - 29, 2015
Sponsored by the Louisiana SPCA and the Southeast Louisiana Veterinary… more

Preservation Resource…

Mar 29 - 29, 2015
Enjoy a delightful self-guided tour of seven charming shotgun homes in the… more

Southern Rep Theatre…

Mar 29 - 29, 2015
Southern Rep Theatre, in partnership with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans… more

Spring Fiesta

Mar 29 - 29, 2015
The highlight of the Spring Festival is a daylong series of events designed to… more

Stage Door Canteen…

Mar 29 - Apr 5, 2015
"Always ... Patsy Cline," a musical play, complete with down-home… more

Tennessee…

Mar 29 - 29, 2015
A stellar group of literary, theater and musical talent will gather for the… more

Tennessee Williams:…

Mar 29 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The New Orleans…

Mar 29 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

12th Annual Saints…

Mar 29 - 29, 2015
The festival features panel discussions and master classes on literary topics… 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.