Testimonials

Hear what our members have to say about their membership with the New Orleans CVB:


   
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"Working with the CVB really has been a wonderful experience; all your knowledge and willingness to share/work with your clients and vendors make y'all so accessible, which I think is necessary of a CVB. It's exposed me to an aspect of tourism marketing and generally speaking, event production, that I had not previously had the pleasure of witnessing or being a part of.  I look forward to continuing my relationship with CVB, both in my current capacity, but also exploring additional options, in the future and continuing to collaborate with you all on ways to draw new and repeat tourists to the city."  AIA New Orleans


"Tourism University was my introduction to marketing via social media. Through the seminars and personal contact with instructors, I was able to get our site up and running. More importantly, the CVB's coverage of my events by way of their own Facebook page has given me exposure that I would unlikely get on my own. Our weekly reach continues to grow, creating traffic to our website and place of business. 

In addition, the member extras like the media listings, that I faithfully request semi-annually, has been a great help. I can confidently reach out to media representatives to share important information about our business and events that happen here. 

Thank you CVB for nurturing your membership." Viola T. Johnson, Communications / PR, Ashé Cultural Arts Center


"I have been a member of the CVB for over a year now and have truly gotten out what I have put into my membership. I respond to every inquiry about conventions coming into town whether they are asking for a photo booth or not and have gotten a great deal of business from doing so. A lot of conventions never even had the thought of providing some type of entertainment for their guests and when I painted a picture of the excitement and branding exposure I could provide for them, they jumped at the opportunity. 

As members of the CVB, we have access to great information and leads, but they do not have much value if we don't take advantage of them. Put aside a couple of minutes to reach out to these conventions and tell them about yourself and the services you provide and I guarantee you will see results. It's worked for me and it can work for you." Andrew Mauldin, Owner,  Boogie Booth Photo Booth Company 


"This letter is to help express our true appreciation and gratitude for the New Orleans CVB.   I have worked with a few different companies over the years.  My wife and I run a smaller tour and travel company and signed up to be members again with our new company.  Between the networking functions, leads for groups, and direct referrals to us we have benefited greatly from our relationship with the New Orleans CVB. 

I can truly say that our company has been able to grow with the increase of business we have gained through the new relationships we have been able to make with and through the New Orleans CVB.  The employees of the New Orleans CVB are great ambassadors to the City and truly do have the interest of all their members in mind when they represent our tourism industry.

We appreciate all the that the New Orleans CVB does for us and in return will do all we can for the CVB."  Paul Bair, Manager, Cajun Pride Swamp Tours


"......since the Business After Hours it has been like a bomb went off. I have gotten so many requests and referrals that I can hardly keep up. Let me know when I can sign up for another BAH it was amazing for our business." Cindy Besselman, Owner, The Chicory.


"The way you keep your members in the loop through your website and publications, your help promoting your business members through different channels, and the generosity you show through meeting with tour operators like myself, is unlike anything we have experienced in any city CST currently operates in. You are our most valuable partner in New Orleans."  Brian Moore, Operations Manager, City Segway Tours New Orleans 


"Convention Plant Designs, Inc. was incorporated in 1985.  We joined the New Orleans CVB that same year.  Our membership allowed us access to meeting planners and as a result convention center business.   As an active member, we utilized buy-in marketing opportunities when offered by the bureau.

With the absence of a retail outlet, we were able to compete for National Business while specializing in providing convention services in New Orleans.  Our membership was never more important than after Katrina.  It allowed us to continue providing services and offered credibility that we as well as the city were ready for business."  Debbie Farge, President, Convention Plant Designs, Inc.

"Working with the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau has directly had a positive effect on our bottom line at Corks N Canvas.  Our event at the DDay museum has helped show case Corks N Canvas's ability to create effective team building events for local companies. It's difficult to portray in an ad what our business is all about. The CVB gave me an opportunity to deliver the experience of our company to its members, which was priceless.   Thank you very much! We went home with so much enthusiasm because of the amount of new business leads that were generated from our expo table.  Since becoming a member I have made REAL connections with the locals of NOLA that have turned into repeat business for the studio.  Thank you again, we would love to participate in ANYTHING that the CVB does in our area." Jessica Smith, Marketing Director, Corks N Canvas.


"Since joining New Orleans CVB we have increased our exposure and brand by utilizing member to member function. The list of service leads and on line conventions calendar have both been wonderful tools for sales prospecting. We worked with 4 conventions in 2011 and plan to increase that in 2012. Membership is well worth the investment."  Michael Knight, Vice President, DocuMart


"In the past 10 years our business has grown exponentially due in part to the amazing marketing efforts of the New Orleans CVB. They are always out there promoting our great city to the top programs in the world and we are fortunate enough to reap the benefits of their efforts. Thanks CVB!"  Megan Mouton, Vice President, Event Rental

"I had a great time at the Member to Member Expo.  I left with a lot of new business prospects." Sondra Berger, Owner, Fleur de Light, LLC


"The French Market benefits from NOCVB membership by connecting us with other local businesses in the tourism/event planning/hospitality industry; keeping us informed of all things tourism related; and by assisting us with media contacts/connections, either by recommending us to visiting or inquiring media, or assisting us in promoting certain events and features of the Market. Overall, NOCVB membership keeps us consistently connected to the tourism industry, which is the heart and soul of New Orleans. I can't imagine not being part of it!"  Amy Kirk, Marketing Director, The French Market Corporation


"We sincerely appreciate that when we are in need or have questions someone from the CVB is always available and willing to help.  We've seen great ROI in our membership with the CVB and are constantly sharing our great experience with other business owners." Cassie Holman, Manager, Hotel Maison De Ville


"I really appreciate how helpful you and all the staff at NOMCVB are." Flora Williams, Communications Manager, Longue Vue House and Gardens


"We think the COOLinary promotion is going very well. We have had quite a few nights where we have beaten our projected covers. We have discussed this within our management team and we believe that the COOLinary promotion has had a lot to do with the increased business. We think you guys have done a terrific job in promoting the restaurants this summer and would like to extend our gratitude to you all." Denise Gratia, Muriel's Jackson Square


"Through the years we have found the NOCVB to be very helpful and supportive in every way. The NOCVB just gets better and better. We all know that New Orleans is a miracle and we appreciate what the organization does for the city and its members."  Nancy's Corner, Inc.


"Because of our CVB membership, now we receive bus tour groups from across America, and visitors from France, Germany and the U.K!" New Orleans African American Museum


"One of the most exciting, and best attended of these events I have seen in years, and we appreciated the chance to co-host it with our "sister" the JOY Theater!".  Our team looks forward to the CVB BAH each quarter as an important way to stimulate new cooperative ideas with our tourism community!  Thank you for organizing!"
Marc Becker, Area Director of Sales and Marketing, New Orleans Hotel Collection


"The NOCVB has been a tremendous help to us in regards to networking and promoting our Banquet Services. Everyone is so knowledgeable and encouraging. You provide a great service. Thank you for all that you do." Oceana Restaurant


"Your team is truly on the ball and you are an excellent "quarterback" in disseminating details for NOMCVB members to use this information. Together with the NOMCVB and its Members...our city provides planners every opportunity to succeed in a pleasurable experience while visiting New 0rleans!!" Keith Ribbeck, CMP, President RDS Productions


"Thank you so much for the opportunity to host the Tourism Day press conference at Riverwalk's Spanish Plaza. The partnership with the NOMCVB is invaluable to Riverwalk's success and its continued achievements in the future. The NOCVB's commitment to tourism and its impact on the industry's businesses is unparalleled. All those in the tourism industry are indebted to the hard work of the NOMCVB team - great job and congratulations! Again, thank you for thinking of the Riverwalk and we look forward to a long, prosperous relationship in the coming years." Riverwalk Marketplace


"How lucky we are to live in New Orleans coupled with an amazingly effective team that promotes so well the attractions of our area to visitors and conventions.  The traffic in our business has significantly increased with people here for a fun weekend, destination weddings, special events, meetings, conventions and just to eat well.

The recent Final Four weekend exemplified the reaction to visitors in our city.  Comments ranged from how nice they were treated and how much fun they had, to their wish that the Final Four would be held in New Orleans every year.  My sentiments exactly!

Even during these difficult economic times, our business has shown steady and significant increases which is largely due to how effective the New Orleans CVB has been in bringing people from the world over to our city.  Their staff are hard workers who love their job, great communicators and dedicated to their goal of insuring that tourism and conventions remain a major economic contributor to our community.  We are proud to have been members of the New Orleans CVB since 1962."  Andre Rubenstein, Rubensteins


"I wanted to let you know I am VERY pleased with the results I received from exhibiting yesterday. I got about 60 cards of businesses wanting my services. And at least 6 are interested in seeing me right away." Margaret Walker, Associate Distributor, Safeguard Printing & Promotional Products 


"I am so glad to be a part of NOCVB. Every single person that I have the pleasure of working with there is simply the best. I am not kidding. It really feels like each of you are looking out for us local vendors and as a new company the information that I get from your efforts are invaluable to me." Pamela Berrigan, Owner, Show Time Rentals, LLC.


"I cannot offer enough praise to the Membership Department of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau. The staff performs in an outstanding fashion always working to educate and inform all members of the benefits available through membership. They continually provide new resources and opportunities allowing members to increase exposure and garner new business. The member to member networking options offered create a connection with a variety of businesses on a consistent basis. When taking full advantage of all the tools available, members experience a positive impact on their business in various ways, an impact that far exceeds the cost of membership."  Jennifer Cooke, Director of Sales & Marketing, SMG Managed Facilities - Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans Arena & Champions Square


"While I do believe members of the Swingaroux band have something unique to offer in the city of New Orleans, I also believe the staff of the NOMCVB provides its members with opportunity, and you have made me feel like a member." Billy Robeson, Swingaroux