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01/06/2012 PARKING ADVISORY FOR BCS VISITORS

New Orleans' hospitality industry looks forward to welcoming Alabama and LSU fans for the BCS National Championship Game on Monday January 9, 2012. No city offers better hospitality! ... More

12/15/2011 What's New in New Orleans' Hospitality Industry - December 2011

2011 has proven to be a prosperous and successful time in New Orleans' tourism industry, hosting major events and record-breaking festivals and conventions. In the first half of 2011, New Orleans welcomed 4.8 million visitors who spent $3.1 billion. ... More

11/15/2011 New Orleans Tops the Charts in Several Categories of Travel +Leisure’s 2011 America’s Favorite Cities Survey

Frequent travelers in the Travel + Leisure (T+L) magazine 2011 America’s Favorite Cities survey voted New Orleans as the number one destination for live music/concerts and bands, wild weekends, cocktail hour, singles/bar scene, fine-dining restaurants, friendliest people, cafes, antique stores, flea markets and people-watching. T+L also found that New Orleanians are most proud of their city compared to residents of the other 34 cities in the survey. ... More

11/14/2011 New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau Honored by the Meetings Industry as One of the Top Five CVB's in the World

For the seventh time since 2001, New Orleans receives the Gold Service Elite Award from Meetings & Conventions Magazine readers ... More

09/22/2011 New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau Regional Sales Manager Earns Government Meeting Professional Certification

Certification comes as New Orleans prepares to host Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP) and increases offerings for government meeting planners ... More

09/22/2011 New Orleans Sees 7.7% Increase in Visitation in First Half of 2011

Total Visiting Spending Increases Over 10% to $3.1 billion ... More

09/14/2011 Thousands of Meeting Planners Recognize New Orleans for Excellence in Customer Service

New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) receives "Distinctive Achievement Award" for the fourth time while accepting its eighth "Award of Excellence" ... More

08/08/2011 A Message from New Orleans CVB President and CEO Stephen Perry - August 8, 2011

Last week the U.S. Senate passed legislation temporarily restoring full funding to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), breaking a political impasse and allowing roughly 4,000 furloughed federal employees to return to work. Passage of the bill also promises to restore tens of thousands of jobs in the construction industry and elsewhere tied to airport improvement projects put on hold as a result of the funding shortfall. ... More

08/04/2011 What’s New in New Orleans’ Hospitality Industry – August/September 2011

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08/01/2011 New Orleans Highly Ranked by Two Expert Travel Resources

Travel + Leisure and TripAdvisor rank New Orleans highly on best destination and least expensive travel lists ... More

07/29/2011 New Orleans CVB Launches Summer Campaign “Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown”

Summer campaign filled with specials and prizes including a $1,000 “staycation” package ... More

07/12/2011 More Than 40 Restaurants Participate in the New Orleans CVB's Seventh Annual COOLinary Restaurant

Special August culinary promotion celebrates incredible cuisine and dining in “America’s Most Delicious City” ... More

07/07/2011 New Orleans Launches August Restaurant Promotion

New Orleans has announced the line-up of more than 35 world-class restaurants for its seventh annual COOLinary restaurant promotion, offering special two and three-course lunch menus for $20 or less and three-course dinner menus for $35 or less, August 1-31, 2011. ... More

07/07/2011 New Orleans Named “Best Day Trip” Destination by FESTIVALSOUTH’s 2011 Best of the Pine Belt

35,000 voters from the Gulf Coast Area choose New Orleans as a top weekend getaway ... More

07/01/2011 Priceline Travelers Choose New Orleans’ French Quarter as a Top Five Independence Day Destination

Priceline.com announced that New Orleans ranked second on the booking engine’s annual 50 most-popular July Fourth tourist destinations survey. This is the fourth time since 2008 that New Orleans has made the list, including 2009 when the city ranked first among the top 50. ... More

06/30/2011 New Orleans CVB Launches Text NOLA for ESSENCE Music Festival Visitors

Thousands of ESSENCE visitors can text to receive deals from New Orleans restaurants, bars, tours, attractions and more ... More

06/23/2011 New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau Cited for Excellence by Meeting Professionals

Subscribers to Association Conventions & Facilities magazine recognize the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau with a third Distinctive Achievement Award ... More

06/22/2011 What's New in New Orleans' Hospitality Industry- June/July 2011

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05/31/2011 River Update May 31, 2011

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05/24/2011 New Orleans CVB Expands Its Award-Winning Sales Team

Former CVB employees Ted Pennison and Sharon Sibley return home to New Orleans and to the CVB to promote the city as a top meeting destination ... More

05/19/2011 New Orleans Tourism Industry Thrives:

An international city-wide meeting, a major convention and an annual festival generate nearly $40 million in economic impact for the city of New Orleans in just one week ... More

05/13/2011 More than 1,000 New Orleanians March in National Travel Week Mardi Gras Style Parade

More than 1,000 members of the New Orleans hospitality community hold signs, second-line and dance through the city’s historic streets today in a Mardi Gras style parade to reinforce the importance of tourism to the city’s economy, resident’s livelihood and cultural heritage. ... More

05/13/2011 What’s New in New Orleans’ Hospitality Industry – May/June 2011

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05/06/2011 Hundreds from New Orleans’ Hospitality Workforce Take to Streets to Send Message

CVB to lead rally, parade and press conference to celebrate city’s largest industry for National Travel and Tourism Week ... More

04/15/2011 New Orleans Achieves Major Tourism Milestone: 8.3 Million Visitors in 2010

Survey reveals visitors to New Orleans top 8 million mark for first time since Katrina, creating an economic boost for all of Louisiana ... More

04/14/2011 Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne and NOCVB CEO Stephen Perry Help Celebrate Seafood and Farmers’ Produce

Tourism officials kick-off three-day celebration, Gulf Alive!, honoring the people at the core of New Orleans’ tourism industry and the cuisine that defines Louisiana ... More

03/28/2011 New Orleans Secures the International CTIA WIRELESS® 2012 Show

Convention Set to Bring $47 Million in Economic Impact ... More

03/16/2011 New Orleans CVB Launches Travel Agent Certification Program

Nearly 10,000 travel agents assisted in 2010; new website NewOrleans4Agents.com created to exceed previous achievements ... More

03/02/2011 New Orleans’ Tourism Official Named One of “Top 25 Minds” in the Country

New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau earns four prominent national awards for public relations campaign results and innovation ... More

01/24/2011 New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau Elects 2011 Board of Directors

Bill McCreary of Starwood Hotels & Resorts to serve as Chairman of the Board ... More



01/06/2012 PARKING ADVISORY FOR BCS VISITORS

New Orleans' hospitality industry looks forward to welcoming Alabama and LSU fans for the BCS National Championship Game on Monday January 9, 2012. No city offers better hospitality! ... More

12/15/2011 What's New in New Orleans' Hospitality Industry - December 2011

2011 has proven to be a prosperous and successful time in New Orleans' tourism industry, hosting major events and record-breaking festivals and conventions. In the first half of 2011, New Orleans welcomed 4.8 million visitors who spent $3.1 billion. ... More

11/15/2011 New Orleans Tops the Charts in Several Categories of Travel +Leisure’s 2011 America’s Favorite Cities Survey

Frequent travelers in the Travel + Leisure (T+L) magazine 2011 America’s Favorite Cities survey voted New Orleans as the number one destination for live music/concerts and bands, wild weekends, cocktail hour, singles/bar scene, fine-dining restaurants, friendliest people, cafes, antique stores, flea markets and people-watching. T+L also found that New Orleanians are most proud of their city compared to residents of the other 34 cities in the survey. ... More

11/14/2011 New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau Honored by the Meetings Industry as One of the Top Five CVB's in the World

For the seventh time since 2001, New Orleans receives the Gold Service Elite Award from Meetings & Conventions Magazine readers ... More

09/22/2011 New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau Regional Sales Manager Earns Government Meeting Professional Certification

Certification comes as New Orleans prepares to host Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP) and increases offerings for government meeting planners ... More

09/22/2011 New Orleans Sees 7.7% Increase in Visitation in First Half of 2011

Total Visiting Spending Increases Over 10% to $3.1 billion ... More

09/14/2011 Thousands of Meeting Planners Recognize New Orleans for Excellence in Customer Service

New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) receives "Distinctive Achievement Award" for the fourth time while accepting its eighth "Award of Excellence" ... More

08/08/2011 A Message from New Orleans CVB President and CEO Stephen Perry - August 8, 2011

Last week the U.S. Senate passed legislation temporarily restoring full funding to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), breaking a political impasse and allowing roughly 4,000 furloughed federal employees to return to work. Passage of the bill also promises to restore tens of thousands of jobs in the construction industry and elsewhere tied to airport improvement projects put on hold as a result of the funding shortfall. ... More

08/04/2011 What’s New in New Orleans’ Hospitality Industry – August/September 2011

... More

08/01/2011 New Orleans Highly Ranked by Two Expert Travel Resources

Travel + Leisure and TripAdvisor rank New Orleans highly on best destination and least expensive travel lists ... More

07/29/2011 New Orleans CVB Launches Summer Campaign “Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown”

Summer campaign filled with specials and prizes including a $1,000 “staycation” package ... More

07/12/2011 More Than 40 Restaurants Participate in the New Orleans CVB's Seventh Annual COOLinary Restaurant

Special August culinary promotion celebrates incredible cuisine and dining in “America’s Most Delicious City” ... More

07/07/2011 New Orleans Launches August Restaurant Promotion

New Orleans has announced the line-up of more than 35 world-class restaurants for its seventh annual COOLinary restaurant promotion, offering special two and three-course lunch menus for $20 or less and three-course dinner menus for $35 or less, August 1-31, 2011. ... More

07/07/2011 New Orleans Named “Best Day Trip” Destination by FESTIVALSOUTH’s 2011 Best of the Pine Belt

35,000 voters from the Gulf Coast Area choose New Orleans as a top weekend getaway ... More

07/01/2011 Priceline Travelers Choose New Orleans’ French Quarter as a Top Five Independence Day Destination

Priceline.com announced that New Orleans ranked second on the booking engine’s annual 50 most-popular July Fourth tourist destinations survey. This is the fourth time since 2008 that New Orleans has made the list, including 2009 when the city ranked first among the top 50. ... More

06/30/2011 New Orleans CVB Launches Text NOLA for ESSENCE Music Festival Visitors

Thousands of ESSENCE visitors can text to receive deals from New Orleans restaurants, bars, tours, attractions and more ... More

06/23/2011 New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau Cited for Excellence by Meeting Professionals

Subscribers to Association Conventions & Facilities magazine recognize the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau with a third Distinctive Achievement Award ... More

06/22/2011 What's New in New Orleans' Hospitality Industry- June/July 2011

... More

05/31/2011 River Update May 31, 2011

... More

05/24/2011 New Orleans CVB Expands Its Award-Winning Sales Team

Former CVB employees Ted Pennison and Sharon Sibley return home to New Orleans and to the CVB to promote the city as a top meeting destination ... More

05/19/2011 New Orleans Tourism Industry Thrives:

An international city-wide meeting, a major convention and an annual festival generate nearly $40 million in economic impact for the city of New Orleans in just one week ... More

05/13/2011 More than 1,000 New Orleanians March in National Travel Week Mardi Gras Style Parade

More than 1,000 members of the New Orleans hospitality community hold signs, second-line and dance through the city’s historic streets today in a Mardi Gras style parade to reinforce the importance of tourism to the city’s economy, resident’s livelihood and cultural heritage. ... More

05/13/2011 What’s New in New Orleans’ Hospitality Industry – May/June 2011

... More

05/06/2011 Hundreds from New Orleans’ Hospitality Workforce Take to Streets to Send Message

CVB to lead rally, parade and press conference to celebrate city’s largest industry for National Travel and Tourism Week ... More

04/15/2011 New Orleans Achieves Major Tourism Milestone: 8.3 Million Visitors in 2010

Survey reveals visitors to New Orleans top 8 million mark for first time since Katrina, creating an economic boost for all of Louisiana ... More

04/14/2011 Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne and NOCVB CEO Stephen Perry Help Celebrate Seafood and Farmers’ Produce

Tourism officials kick-off three-day celebration, Gulf Alive!, honoring the people at the core of New Orleans’ tourism industry and the cuisine that defines Louisiana ... More

03/28/2011 New Orleans Secures the International CTIA WIRELESS® 2012 Show

Convention Set to Bring $47 Million in Economic Impact ... More

03/16/2011 New Orleans CVB Launches Travel Agent Certification Program

Nearly 10,000 travel agents assisted in 2010; new website NewOrleans4Agents.com created to exceed previous achievements ... More

03/02/2011 New Orleans’ Tourism Official Named One of “Top 25 Minds” in the Country

New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau earns four prominent national awards for public relations campaign results and innovation ... More

01/24/2011 New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau Elects 2011 Board of Directors

Bill McCreary of Starwood Hotels & Resorts to serve as Chairman of the Board ... More