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The Convention and Visitors Bureau's Tourism Sales Staff is a diverse group of industry professionals who are experts in all things New Orleans.  We will do everything required to meet your criteria, from selecting a hotel for your group to finding the perfect one-day excursion.  Want to hear from only two hotels? No problem.  Are your time and resources limited?  Let us help.

We are New Orleans experts, so we can quickly let you know about festivals or events taking place during the dates you request.  If you're looking for the best possible value, we can suggest less peak times of the year.

No one knows New Orleans better than our team, and that means finding the perfect program for your clients.  

 

Tourism

Kim Priez

Kim Priez

Senior Vice President, Tourism Phone: 504-566-5033 Toll-Free: 1-800-748-8695
Maria Manzella

Maria Manzella

Director of Tourism Phone: 504-566-5096 Toll-Free: 1-800-748-8695

Markets: Latin America, Canada, Asia and Pacific regions, Social Groups & New Motorcoach Business

Assistant: Lejeanne Robert
Phone: 504-566-5084
Email: lrobert@neworleanscvb.com

Leslie Straughan

Leslie Straughan

Senior Tourism Sales Manager Phone: 504-566-5038 Toll-Free: 1-800-748-8695

Market: Europe

Assistant: Lejeanne Robert
Phone: 504-566-5084
Email: lrobert@neworleanscvb.com

Thu Tran

Thu Tran

Tourism Sales Manager Phone: 504-566-5053 Toll-Free: 1-800-748-8695

Markets: Retail Travel Agents, New Domestic Tour Operators

Rachel Funel

Rachel Funel

Tourism Sales Manager Phone: 504-566-5018 Toll-Free: 1-800-748-8695

Markets: Family Reunions, Military Reunions, Student Groups and Weddings

Assistant: Renee Saussaye
Phone: 504-566-5073
Email: rsaussaye@neworleanscvb.com

Tiffany Isemann

Tiffany Isemann

Sr. Account Executive Phone: 504-566-5054 Toll-Free: 1-800-748-8695
Olivia Celata

Olivia Celata

Tourism Services Manager Phone: 504-566-5069
Rebecca Bayer Jostes

Rebecca Bayer Jostes

Marketing Manager Phone: 504-566-5065 Toll-Free: 1-800-748-8695

Rebecca implements advertising and marketing plans to support the NOCVB’s sales efforts. She handles request for international leisure and group domestic advertising. For all domestic leisure advertising opportunities, please reach out to the NOCVB’s sister organization, the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation.