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National Travel and Tourism Week is a tradition celebrated annually since 1984. It was established as National Tourism Week when the U.S. Congress passed a joint resolution in 1983 designating the week to be celebrated in May. In a White House ceremony, President Reagan even signed a Presidential Proclamation urging citizens to observe the week with ceremonies and activities in their communities.
Every year in mid-May, the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with our major tourism partners, join cities across the United States to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week and the industry that employs more than 75,000 locals and brings $6 billion to our city annually. We expect approximately 700 people to attend the luncheon and we have an exciting program planned. To learn more about National Tourism Week, or to see last year’s exciting events, click here.
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| ||National Tourism Week Business Expo and Luncheon |
Monday, May 6, 2013
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
The Great Hall
900 Convention Center Blvd.
Business Expo: 11:00 a.m. - Noon
Lunch: Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Click here to register
Please note that $5 discounted parking is available in the Whale lot of the Hilton Riverside Hotel during the luncheon.
- KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President for the U.S. Travel Association
- MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Award-winning journalist and WWL-TV anchor
|National Tourism Week Rally |
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Free and Open to Public
Click here to sign up!
Click here for a flyer to distribute to your employees!
Parade will start at the Royal Sonesta, 300 Bourbon St. Parade will end with a press conference at Tableau at the Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St.
-SPECIAL RALLY GUEST
Louisiana's Lieutenant Governor
Wednesday at the Square