"After hosting the CIES 2013 conference in New Orleans, we have heard nothing but positive feedback about the hotel, the offsite venues and the city itself from our attendees. The assistance the CVB provided us with through every step of the way was priceless and helped to ensure a successful conference. We also enjoyed the "local flare" that your onsite helpers brought to our conference. They were all delightful to work with as well as knowledgeable and were flexible on their duties and work hours as needed.
Overall, NOLA was the perfect venue for this conference!"
-Brandi Host, Senior Conference Coordinator
"As an independent meeting planner for over 23 years, I have frequently worked with CVB's in cities throughout the US. Although most are helpful, I was very impressed with the New Orleans CVB, even though my group was only 80 attendees. From my very first contact, straight though the meeting, everyone at the CVB went above and beyond to help me out, as I was not very familiar with New Orleans and only had been there a few times many years ago. During my two site visits, they gave me their full attention and escorted me around the city, making sure I had all the information I needed before arriving and during my stay. The meeting was most successful, thanks to all the assistance and guidance I received from the members of the NOCVB. As a result, I would definitely bring other groups to the city, should the occasion arise."-Nancy Church, CMP, President, The Conference Co., Inc.
"We appreciate the creative marketing and all the ideasthat came from the CVB on how to build attendance. Your idea to bringsmall groups and meetings to New Orleans paid off. You did an outstanding job!"
-Cindy Airhart, CAE, Director, Division of Convention& Meeting Services
"We have receivedexceptional service from the New Orleans CVB. Theyhave exceeded my expectations and I thank you for that. Tara has done anunbelievable job with our website and mass email "What to Know before youGo" and Rachel has been there for my every question (and there have been alot of them!). It has made such a difference and I know our attendees areso excited and will see more of the city and have more information because Ihave worked so closely with the CVB."
-Jennifer Thomas, Event Coordinator
"We loving working in New Orleans. Convention Center and the Convention and Visitors Bureau staff makes everything easy and ensure that our needs are taken care of!
-Pamela Henry, Senior Director
"On behalf of the ANUA Board, I wanted to take the time and thank you for all the services the bureau provided us in marketing our recent conference in New Orleans. I can attest, your organization goes above and beyond what similar organizations in others cities do in working with groups our size us that come in for conferences. The postcards and website helped us to attract a much larger crowd than we anticipated. Everyone thought New Orleans was a very fun city with plenty to do and very accommodating to visitors."
-Gary Tendick, ANUA Secretary/Treasurer
"Thank you so much for all you did to help us with our recently held conference in New Orleans. We loved using the marketing tools, especially the newsletter and the postcards. We also got a lot of positive feedback on our customized page at your site. It was great for us to build excitement for our conference and for the city of New Orleans! Our attendees wanted to make the most of their trip to New Orleans and you helped them do just that!
It was a pleasure to work with all of you- you promptly answered our questions, held our hands through the site set-up and made the whole conference planning experience a little easier. Thank you again!"
-Madalyn Hillis-Dineen, Co-Coordinator, United Astrology Conference
"What a fantastic job the NOLA CVB and the entire hospitality community did in welcoming our attendees to your city! NOLA is one of my personal favorite domestic cities...stayed couple days after the conference and ate my way through the city."
-Rob Coffman, CGMP, President of the National Board of Directors of Society of Government Meeting Professionals, SGMP.
"New Orleans was a terrific draw for APhA2012 attendees - we experienced warm Southern hospitality, and the venues were a perfect fit for our many diverse requirements."
-Windy Christner, Director, Meetings and Expos, American Pharmacists Association
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