National Tourism Week 2014

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 78,000 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, click here



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Tourism Matters

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Power of Tourism

Power of Tourism

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New Orleans Will Give Back - Community Service Project
Monday, May 5, 2014
8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Exact Location TBD.
In honor of National Tourism Week, it's time for the New Orleans hospitality industry to give back to our city. Join hundreds of your colleagues in this first annual large-scale beautification project that provides a lasting symbol for visitors and locals to enjoy for years to come. More details to come. Limited space available. Click here to sign up.
Free and Open to the Public.


National Travel and Tourism Week Rally
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Gathering begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Piazza d'Italia on Poydras Street, adjacent to the Loews Hotel. The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. sharp and will roll down Poydras Street, through Champions Square, and conclude with a Press Conference at Club XLIV.
Click Here to Sign Up. Please distribute the NTTW flyer to invite your colleagues and friends. Free and Open to the Public.

luncheon                                                             National Travel and Tourism Week Business Expo and Luncheon
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
New Orleans Marriott
Grand Ballroom - 3rd Floor
555 Canal Street
Business Expo: 11:00 a.m. - Noon
Lunch: Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Discounted special event daily parking rate of $10, based on availability.
Click here to register and purchase tickets.

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Wednesday at the Square
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Lafayette Square
Continue celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week with us as we host a CVB tent during YLC's Wednesday at the Square on Wednesday, May 7. Prize packages will be up for grabs! Enjoy live music from The Iguanas and mingle with CVB staff and other concert attendees. Look for the CVB sign on the back of our tent as well as a fleur de lis flag!
Free and Open to the Public.


Jazz in the Park
Thursday, May 8, 2014
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Armstrong Park
Wrap up National Travel and Tourism Week with a bang! Join the CVB at Armstrong Park for People United for Armstrong Park's Jazz in the Park. Dance to Rockin Doopsie and James Andrews at this weekly free event.
Free and Open to the Public.