NOLA Bucks is an incentive program designed to allow you to earn $10 per room night for bookings consisting of 10+ rooms in New Orleans. To participate, start entering in your group bookings in the form below. An email will be sent confirming your booking after a successful submission for your records.
2016 NOLA Bucks Program
Groups who stay at least two nights mid-week (Sunday - Thursday) and utilize the New Orleans CVB's complimentary planning assistance to secure hotel rooms are eligible for a $10 rebate for every mid-week room night booked. A group lead to hotels must be generated through the New Orleans CVB and the rebate will be paid upon actualization of group stay.
NOLA BUCKS is a booking incentive promotion by the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau (NOCVB). The promotion runs from February 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016 for groups arriving from February 1, 2016 - December 31, 2017.
In order to qualify, the group leader or travel professional must submit the group's room request through the online form, found here. Entries must be complete to qualify. Groups must work with the New Orleans CVB to book the hotels at a member hotel. Groups with pre-existing hotel arrangements do not qualify.
After an entry is submitted successfully, an email will be sent to the submitting group leader or travel professional to the email provided. This email will have the submission information. A member of the New Orleans CVB will contact the group leader or travel professional to begin assisting with hotel accommodations.
Incomplete or fraudulent entries are void.
To be eligible, each booking submitted into NOLA BUCKS must have a booking date between February 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016 and a travel date between February 1, 2016 - December 31, 2017 for 10+ hotel rooms with at least two (2) nights falling within "mid-week" (Sunday - Thursday) staying at a hotel in New Orleans (defined as Orleans Parish). Bookings at Bed & Breakfasts, hostels or other accommodations are not eligible for consideration. Bookings outside of Orleans Parish are not eligible for consideration. Groups with pre-existing hotel arrangements do not qualify.
To receive the $10 rebate, the group leader or travel professional will need to submit a closed folio and W-9 after group consumption. Rebate will be factored based on mid-week room nights consumed only. A check will be mailed to the group leader or travel professional after all paperwork is submitted.
Black- out Dates
NOLA Bucks is not applicable over these dates:
July 3-4, 2016 Essence Festival
Feb 26-28, 2017 Mardi Gras
July 2-4, 2017 Essence Festival
December 31, 2017 New Year's Eve
Questions and Comments
Questions and comments can be sent to Tourism@NewOrleansCVB.com
Additional Terms and Conditions
The NOCVB has the right to change, alter or stop this program at any time for any reason. Void where prohibited. Any tax burden incurred from this program is the sole responsibility of the recipient.