CVB Awards and Accolades

  • Meetings and Conventions magazine subscribers and meeting planners awarded the New Orleans CVB with the 2010 Gold Service Award, voting the New Orleans CVB as one of the best convention and visitors bureaus in the world, August 2010
  • Subscribers of Insurance & Financial Meetings Management voted the New Orleans CVB as the recipient of the magazine's World Class Award, recognizing CVBs for outstanding service, July 2010
  • Professional Convention Management Association, Spirit Award, recognizing an organization that has significantly affected lives in a charitable or humanitarian way through the meetings and convention industry, presented January 2010
  • Stephen Perry, Steve Kemble Leadership Award, January 2010
  • Destination Marketing Accreditation Program, DMAP, an international accreditation program developed by the Washington, D.C. based Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI). In earning the DMAP accreditation, destination marketing organizations (DMOs) communicate to their community, buyers and potential visitors that their DMO has attained a significant measure of excellence; December 2009
  • Donna Karl, CMP, Top Eco-Leaders, Tradeshow Week Magazine, October 2009
  • Tweet Elite: one of the top-five CVBs in the nation to market the destination via Twitter, New York-based Development Counsellors International's survey, July 2009
  • Stephen Perry, Top 25 CVB Executives, Tradeshow Week Magazine, July 27, 2009
  • Award of Merit from the New Orleans chapter of PRSA, "Great Ideas" category, 2009
  • First Place, North American Travel Journalists Association, for a Dallas Morning News feature story, 2009
  • PR Week Magazine, CVB was selected among all travel industry organizations for a cover story and photo; case study profiled our post-Katrina PR strategies, March 23, 2009
  • Meetings & Conventions Gold Service ELITE Award, 2006 and 2008
  • Association Conventions and Facilities Magazine, 2009 and 2008 Distinctive Achievement Awards
  • Association Meetings Magazine, 2009 Inner Circle Award
  • Insurance and Financial Meetings Management Magazine, 2009 World Class Award
  • Facilities and Destinations Magazine, 2009 Top Destination Award
  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) 2009 Silver Award Public Relations
  • HSMAI 2009, Bronze Award, Public Relations (2)
  • HSMAI 2008, Gold Award, Feature Placement Print - Consumer Newspaper
  • HSMAI 2008, Silver Award, Re-Launch of Existing Product
  • HSMAI 2008, Bronze Award, Feature Placement category - Radio
  • HSMAI Adrian Award 2007, Best in Show, 24nola.com
  • HSMAI Adrian Award 2007, Silver Award, Forever New Orleans ad campaign
  • HSMAI Adrian Award 2007, Gold Award, Public Relations
  • HSMAI Adrian Award 2007, Bronze Award, Public Relations
  • PRSA, New Orleans Chapter Award of Merit 2008 for re-imaging the city post-Katrina
  • PRSA, New York Chapter Big Apple Awards for excellence in public relations, Honorable Mention, 2008
  • Shop America SASI Awards 2008, 24nola.com and Forever New Orleans ad campaign
  • Successful Meetings Magazine, 2007 Pinnacle Award for being one of the best CVBs in America
  • Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine, 2006 and 2007 Awards of Excellence