CVB Press Releases

12/20/2012 New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau Names 2013 Board of Directors

Gregory Rusovich, CEO of Transoceanic Trading and Development Company, to serve as Chairman ... More

12/20/2012 New Orleans Rings in the Holiday Season with More National Travel Awards

New Year's Eve and Holiday Foodie Destination among 21top honors voted on by travelers this year ... More

11/19/2012 What’s New in New Orleans’ Hospitality Industry – November/December 2012

According to Travel + Leisure readers who have visited New Orleans, New Orleans tops the list as America's Favorite City 2012 Overall, as well as the Top City for: Cafes, Music Scene, Girlfriends Getaway, Antique Stores, Local Pride, Happy Hour, People-Watching, Wild Weekends, Singles Scene, Street Performers, Flea Market and New Year's Eve. Results were posted in the November 2012 issue. ... More

11/15/2012 New Orleans Tops the Charts as “America’s Favorite City”

Travel + Leisure Magazine releases results of annual, high-profile survey Survey results show that travelers recognize New Orleans personalities, shopping, live music and girlfriend getaways ... More

11/08/2012 New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau Receives Six National and International Travel Industry Awards

Meeting and travel planners honor New Orleans CVB with five awards for outstanding customer service and programs; CVB President Stephen Perry receives World Travel Market Globe Award for leadership post-Katrina ... More

10/18/2012 New Orleans Rated as a Top City in the United States in 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards

Several New Orleans hotels also recognized in Best Hotel and Top 40 Hotels in the South categories ... More

10/04/2012 New Orleans Sees 11% Increase in Visitor Spending in First Half of 2012 Compared to 2011

Number of Visitors Also Increases Year-Over-Year ... More

10/01/2012 New Orleans Achieves 8.75 Million Visitors in 2011

Visitors spent a record-breaking $5.47 billion; tourism industry aims to reach 13 million visitors by 2018 ... More

10/01/2012 New Orleans Achieves 8.75 Million Visitors in 2011

Visitors spent a record-breaking $5.47 billion; tourism industry aims to reach 13 million visitors by 2018 ... More

09/25/2012 What's New in New Orleans' Hospitality Industry - September/October 2012

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09/19/2012 New Orleans CVB Names Jeff Anding Director of External Affairs

Anding and team will foster relations between CVB and local hospitality industry and enhance ROI for membership ... More

08/26/2012 Isaac Update - Sunday 6:46 p.m.

The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC) are in touch with Mayor Landrieu and city officials on the latest information about Tropical Storm Isaac. Mark Romig and Kelly Schulz attended a press conference at City Hall this afternoon, where the Mayor's message was: "be prepared and stay on alert" as conditions develop. ... More

08/07/2012 New Orleans Receives Multiple Awards and Honors in Summer Months

National and international publications recognize New Orleans as premiere destination for travel, lifestyle and retirement ... More

08/06/2012 New Orleans CVB Launches 2012 Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown and COOLinary Summer Campaigns

Instagram Contest encourages New Orleanians to share what they love about NOLA for a chance to win staycation prizes ... More

08/06/2012 New Orleans Receives Multiple Awards and Honors in Summer Months

National and international publications recognize New Orleans as premiere destination for travel, lifestyle and retirement ... More

07/25/2012 What’s New in New Orleans’ Hospitality Industry – July/August 2012

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07/17/2012 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Youth Gathering Convenes in New Orleans

ELCA brings more than 35,000 youth into the city to complete hundreds of hours of community service with 50 local organizations at 400 worksites ... More

07/02/2012 New Orleans Tops AAA Southern Traveler's Annual Best of the South List for Third Consecutive Year

Recognized as Best Large City for a Weekend Getaway, Best Large Hotel, Best Bed & Breakfast, Best Attraction, Best Brunch and Best Fine Dining ... More

06/18/2012 TripAdvisor’s TripIndex Reveals Southern U.S. Top Region for Travelers Looking for Domestic Deals

TripAdvisor ranks New Orleans among the most affordable cities in the U.S. for travelers based on one night's accommodation, dinner for two, cocktails, and a taxi ride. ... More

06/01/2012 What's New in New Orleans June/July 2012

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05/29/2012 National Consumer Perception Survey Results Bode Well for New Orleans Economy

Improving traveler perceptions and record-breaking visitor numbers confirm that Post-Katrina and Post-oil spill tourism strategies are working ... More

05/29/2012 National Survey Reveals Strong Consumer Perceptions about New Orleans as Summer Travel Season Kicks Off

Survey results affirm Convention & Visitors Bureau’s efforts to improve the city’s reputation after Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill ... More

05/15/2012 New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, NOTMC, Launches GO NOLA, the First Official City Visitor App for iPhone

GO NOLA visitor app by NOTMC launches as smartphone use soars to record 50 percent of mobile subscriptions, according to Nielson research. ... More

05/03/2012 New Orleans’ Hospitality Industry Unites for National Travel and Tourism Week 2012

Hundreds of industry representatives march down Royal Street in support of the U.S. Travel Association, declaring ... More

03/23/2012 What's New in New Orleans' Hospitality Industry - March/April 2012

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02/28/2012 New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau Honored for Excellence in Service

Connie Campbell accepts Chairman's Award from Receptive Services Association of America, the industry's leading association dedicated to attracting international travelers ... More

02/08/2012 What's New in New Orleans' Hospitality Industry - February 2012

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01/23/2012 Obama Administration Announces National Strategy on Travel and Tourism to Boost Visitation to the United States

Stephen Perry, President and CEO of the New Orleans CVB, attends Obama announcement and is reappointed for third term as a member of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board ... More

01/20/2012 Obama Administration Announces National Strategy on Travel and Tourism to Boost Visitation to the United States

Stephen Perry, President and CEO of the New Orleans CVB, attends Obama announcement and is reappointed for third term as a member of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board ... More

12/22/2011 New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau Names 2012 Board of Directors

The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has inducted its 2012 Board of Directors. This esteemed group of business leaders provides the strategic direction for New Orleans' $5 billion tourism industry and advances the interests of the CVB's 1,000 members. Fred Sawyers, Complex General Manager, Hilton New Orleans Hotels, will serve as Chairman of the Board. ... More