CVB Press Releases

2017 

08/01/2017 New Orleans Museum Month

The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau (NOCVB) invites museum members to visit all participating museums in the area FREE OF CHARGE for them and a guest throughout the month of August. New Orleans Museum Month is a collaboration between museums of all sizes and genres across the greater New Orleans area, and offers locals the ability to experience the wealth of art and culture available in the city with just one membership. ... More

07/26/2017 Food & Wine Names New Orleans One of the Best Food Cities in the World

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07/26/2017 New Orleans Museum Month August 2017

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07/18/2017 New Orleans CVB Partners with Travel South USA to keep New Orleans top of mind in Australia and New Zealand

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07/13/2017 New Orleans CVB Kicks Off 2017 Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown and COOLinary New Orleans Restaurant Month to Support Local Businesses

Deals and discounts at restaurants, attractions, hotels, shops and more encourage locals to plan their summer staycation ... More

07/12/2017 New Orleans CVB Launches 13th Annual COOLinary New Orleans Restaurant Month with more than 85 Restaurants Participating Throughout August

Special monthly culinary promotion celebrates New Orleans' world-class cuisine and dining ... More

07/12/2017 New Orleans Named No. 4 City in the U.S. and The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery Named No. 13 City Hotel in the U.S. by the Readers of Travel + Leisure

New Orleans continues to charm visitors from around the world and earn praise with recent designations in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2017 just announced. The readers of the prominent travel magazine have named New Orleans the No. 4 City in the U.S. and The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery the No. 13 City Hotel in the continental United States. This is the fourth consecutive year that New Orleans has been named a top five city in the country. ... More

06/13/2017 IPW 2017

The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Louisiana Office of Tourism recently returned to U.S. Travel Association’s 49th IPW in Washington, D.C., where more than 6,400 international travel buyers, domestic and international media and U.S. suppliers joined for more than 112,000 total business appointments that drives more than $4.7 billion dollars in future travel to the United States from the more than 70 countries represented. ... More

06/08/2017 New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau’s CEO Named as Grand Marshal of the 2017 Pride Parade

Stephen Perry, president and CEO of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), has been selected as the Grand Marshal of the 2017 New Orleans Pride Parade, part of the 7th annual New Orleans Pride Festival. As Grand Marshal, Perry will have the honor of leading the 2017 Pride Parade on Saturday, June 10th at 7:30 p.m. through the French Quarter. ... More

05/22/2017 New Orleans CVB Travels to World Travel Market Latin America

The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Louisiana Office of Tourism continue to promote travel from the South American tourism market through international trade shows, and sales missions. ... More

04/19/2017 New Orleans CVB Partners with Copa Airlines for Sales Mission to Colombia

The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau is continuing its marketing efforts in the South American tourism market through sales missions and partnerships with international airlines. ... More

04/11/2017 Australian Viewers Vote New Orleans as Main Broadcast for Sunrise

Jackson Square sets the stage for popular Australian morning show ... More

04/06/2017 NEW ORLEANS CELEBRATES SECOND ANNUAL GLOBAL MEETINGS INDUSTRY DAY

The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau (NOCVB), New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Gulf States Chapter, celebrates the second annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) on April 6, 2017, with an industry luncheon featuring an address from nationally acclaimed industry leader, Don Freeman, Chairman of Freeman. ... More

04/05/2017 Southern Living Names New Orleans One of the “South’s Best Cities”

Additionally, seven New Orleans institutions included on “South’s Best” lists ... More

03/27/2017 British Airways Officially Begins Flying between New Orleans and London

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03/23/2017 New Orleans Breaks Tourism Records for Visitation and Visitor Spending in 2016

In 2016, visitors to New Orleans spent $7.41 billion dollars, a 5.1 percent increase compared to the visitor spending record set in 2015, and the city hosted a record-breaking 10.45 million visitors, the highest since 2004 and a 6.9 percent increase compared to 2015. ... More

02/01/2017 New Orleans Ranked No. 2 Among America's Most Charming Cities by Travel + Leisure

Reader poll recognizes New Orleans as a top city in the U.S. ... More

01/30/2017 New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau Names 2017 Board of Directors

Michael O. Smith, General Manager of the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, serves as Chairman ... More

01/18/2017 New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Louisiana Office of Tourism partner in the selection of a Tourism Marketing and Public Relations Firm in China

The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Louisiana Office of Tourism announce a new, joint partnership in the selection of China based firm East West Marketing Corporation to support tourism efforts in China. ... More

01/06/2017 Rex, King of Carnival Issues Official 2017 Invitation to Mardi Gras

Rex, King of Carnival, and historic Krewe of Rex issue Mardi Gras proclamation to citizens of the world via the New Orleans tourism industry. ... More

2016

12/12/2016 Vicki Bristol named Senior Communications and Marketing Manager of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau

The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau (NOCVB) announced that Vicki Bristol has been promoted to senior communications and marketing manager. ... More

12/01/2016 Blake Shelton, Miranda lambert, Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Hank Williams, Jr., Brett Eldredge, Old Dominion and More to Headline the 2017 Bayou Country Superfest Memorial Day Weekend at Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Free Kick-off Celebration May 26 at Champions Square Featuring Easton Corbin, Tickets and VIP Packages on Sale Thursday, December 8 ... More

11/28/2016 Tricentennial Book to Chronicle New Orleans’ Influence on World

New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation and Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities partner for landmark anthology ... More

10/20/2016 British Airways Announces Services Between New Orleans and London

Residents of "The Big Easy" will soon find it easier to visit "Big Ben", thanks to the launch of British Airways flights between New Orleans and London. The four times per week service is scheduled to begin on March 27, 2017, which will make it the only nonstop service to Europe. Tickets are available to purchase on ba.com starting today. ... More

10/18/2016 New Orleans Named One of the Best Big Cities in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler

More than 300,000 readers ranked New Orleans No. 5 among cities like New York and Chicago ... More

09/27/2016 Bayou Country Superfest Moves to New Orleans

Mercedes-Benz Superdome to host 8th Annual Superfest Next Memorial Day Weekend, May 26 - 28, 2017 Music Lineup and Ticket Details Announced December 1 ... More

09/26/2016 Tourism Leaders Travel to China to Tap into a Booming Far East Travel Market

State of Louisiana and city of New Orleans Poised to Reap Benefits of Additional Chinese Travelers ... More

09/08/2016 Hospitality and Tourism Job Fair in Treme

Councilmember Nadine Ramsey and the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau will host a hospitality and tourism career fair featuring various jobs openings within the industry. This is the industry's eighth career fair this year in a series aimed at connecting employers with job-seekers in convenient, relaxed locations, eliminating the pressure of large-scale career fairs. ... More

08/19/2016 New Orleans to Host NBA All-Star 2017

New Orleans has been selected to host NBA All-Star 2017, the NBA announced today. The 66th NBA All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, Feb. 19, at Smoothie King Center - home of the New Orleans Pelicans. The game was previously scheduled to be held in Charlotte, N.C. ... More

08/09/2016 New Orleans Named No. 1 City for Food in the U.S. and a Top 5 Music Destination in the World

Readers of Travel + Leisure and Elle UK recognize the city's uniqueness ... More

07/26/2016 Five Reasons to Visit New Orleans This Fall

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07/13/2016 New Orleans Launches 12th Annual COOLinary New Orleans Restaurant Month with more than 65 Restaurants Participating Throughout August

Special monthly culinary promotion celebrates New Orleans’ world-class cuisine and dining ... More

07/07/2016 Lucky No. 7: New Orleans Named No. 7 City in the World and The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery Named No. 7 Hotel in the U.S. by the Readers of Travel + Leisure

City Ranked Second Best City in America in Addition to being Named to the Top Cities in the World List ... More

06/29/2016 5 Reasons to Plan a Late Summer Getaway to New Orleans

Visiting New Orleans during the late summer offers great value with Festivals, Restaurant Deals, Art Events and more ... More

06/09/2016 Condor Announces New Nonstop Seasonal Service between New Orleans and Germany Beginning May 2017

Condor will offer the only non-stop airline service between New Orleans and Frankfurt, Germany, with convenient connections to more than 120 European destinations ... More

05/03/2016 New Orleans Sets New Record for Visitor Spending in 2015

Visitation to New Orleans Continues to Climb ... More

03/29/2016 New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC) Launches #HappyTuesday Campaign

New Orleans personalities share what makes Tuesdays in NOLA special in real-time #HappyTuesday social media campaign ... More

02/22/2016 New Orleans Named One of the Best Cities in North America by Travel + Leisure

New Orleans ranked No.2 among cities in the U.S., Mexico and Canada ... More

01/06/2016 Rex, King of Carnival, On Behalf of City of New Orleans, Issues Official Invitation to Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras and the carnival season is upon us, so Rex, King of Carnival, has issued his proclamation to citizens of the world via the New Orleans tourism industry. ... More

01/01/2016 New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau Named 2016 Board of Directors

Jim Cook, General Manager of the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, serves as Chairman ... More