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Boo at the Zoo

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New Orleans Named One of the Best Big Cities in America by Condé Nast Traveler

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:
Kristian Sonnier, New Orleans CVB, 504-566-5045, ksonnier@neworleanscvb.com
Lea Sinclair, NOTMC, 504-491-5330, lea@notmc.com
 

NEW ORLEANS - (October 22, 2015) - New Orleans' acclaim as a domestic destination continues to grow, most recently by being named the No. 5 Big City in the U.S. according to Condé Nast Traveler's Reader's Choice Awards 2015. New Orleans was ranked among other major U.S. hubs like New York, San Francisco and Washington D.C., while placing ahead of other cultural destinations like Austin and Seattle.

In its 28th year, Condé Nast Traveler's Reader's Choice Awards is an annual readers' survey that rates destinations, hotels, airports, cruise lines and more. The awards have become so popular, drawing feedback from more than 128,000 readers, that the magazine has separated big cities from smaller ones for separate rankings this year. In 2014 New Orleans was ranked one of the Top 25 Cities in the World on Conde Nast Traveler's combined list of national and international destinations, which has been divided into domestic and international lists this year.

"New Orleans offers an incomparable experience for visitors - it's a place where jazz spills into the streets from music clubs, where internationally-renowned chefs bring their inspiration to the table and where history meets the modern-day, from our French and Spanish architecture to our customs," said Stephen Perry, President and CEO, New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau. "The vitality of New Orleans shines through our hospitality, and this recognition from such a respected and trusted brand reconfirms New Orleans' position as an authentic, world-class destination."

"New Orleanians have always known we are a top city in the U.S," said Mark Romig, President and CEO of New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC). "It is a great honor to learn that all the voters in the Condé Nast Traveler poll agree with us and that they also recognize what a great destination New Orleans is."

The designation as one of the "Best Big Cities in the U.S." is New Orleans' most recent accomplishment in a string of accolades including being named the number two "World's Best City" in the U.S. and Canada on Travel + Lesiure's annual reader survey, the number one "U.S. City for Business Travelers" by Condé Nast Traveler, one of the "Friendliest Cities in America" by Travel + Leisure and more.

More information on Condé Nast Traveler's Reader's Choice Awards and a complete list of winners can be found here.

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 Chicago, Louisville, KY, Washington, D.C. and six foreign countries. Consistently recognized as one of the top five CVBs in the country, the New Orleans CVB celebrates its 55th anniversary in 2015. For more information, please visit www.neworleanscvb.com; www.facebook.com/neworleans; www.twitter.com/neworleanscvb.

The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation is the City of New Orleans' official leisure travel promotion agency created to foster jobs and economic growth by developing the tourism industry in New Orleans. NOTMC is publicly funded and provides year-round online marketing, advertising, public relations and special event programming in order to support the growth of leisure travel to New Orleans.

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