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Jul 10, 2014, 16:51 ET

New Orleans Launches 10th Annual COOLinary Restaurant Month with More Than 50 Restaurants Participating Throughout August

The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has announced the line-up of world-class restaurants for its tenth annual COOLinary...

Feb 24, 2014, 11:00 ET

New Orleans Shares Katrina Lessons With The Philippines

Parts of the Philippines have been devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, yet the vast majority of the country's 7,107 islands are open for business and...

Dec 20, 2013, 15:10 ET

Book Early and Save at New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center

Plan a vacation in the Big Easy with advance purchase rates from New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center. Discover Christmas New...

Dec 13, 2013, 09:00 ET

National Geographic Traveler Names New Orleans a Top Destination in the World for 2014

 National Geographic Traveler presents New Orleans as one of the 21 must-see destinations in the world for 2014 in their December 2013/January...

Jul 10, 2013, 16:55 ET

New Orleans Launches August COOLinary Restaurant Month with More Than 50 Restaurants Participating

 The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has announced the line-up of world-class restaurants for its ninth annual COOLinary...

May 07, 2013, 16:03 ET

Brad Weaber, CMP, Named Executive Vice President Of New Orleans Convention And Visitors Bureau

 Stephen Perry, president and CEO of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau (NOCVB), announced today that Brad Weaber, CMP, a 25-year...

May 01, 2013, 11:10 ET

Book 2013 Meetings at New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center and Experience Unforgettable Perks

New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center, a convenient convention hotel in New Orleans, is offering dynamic meeting packages for...

Mar 13, 2013, 09:00 ET
Thousands gather in New Orleans historic Jackson Square to enjoy live music, food and fun at the annual French Quarter Festival.  (PRNewsFoto/New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau, Courtesy: Pat Garin)

New Orleans Achieves 9.01 Million Visitors in 2012, the Highest Visitor Numbers in Nearly 10 Years

New Orleans' tourism industry welcomed 9.01 million visitors in 2012, record numbers not seen by the city in nearly 10 years. Total visitor...

Nov 08, 2012, 14:10 ET

Book Early and Save on Winter Getaways to New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center

 With holiday breaks approaching, December and January are ideal months to take a winter getaway and recharge for the new year. Travelers...

Oct 10, 2012, 09:00 ET

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

New Orleans hosted 4.9 million visitors in the first half of 2012, an increase of two percent over the same period in 2011.  These visitors...

Aug 06, 2012, 14:10 ET

Cars Stay Free at New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center

 This summer, New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center is easing the cost of traveling by automobile. From now until Sept. 28,...

Jul 11, 2012, 09:00 ET

More Than 50 Restaurants Participate in the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau's Eighth Annual COOLinary Restaurant Program

The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has announced the line-up of more than 50 world-class restaurants for its eighth annual...

May 29, 2012, 15:41 ET

National Consumer Perception Survey Results Bode Well for New Orleans Economy

 The summer travel season is kicking off and according to a recent survey, the appeal of New Orleans continues to grow among potential...

May 29, 2012, 11:10 ET

New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center Offers Ideal Location Near SoHo of the South

The New Orleans Arts District is quickly becoming known as the SoHo of the South due to the unique cultural travel experience that is solely...

May 08, 2012, 15:59 ET
More than 1,000 members of the New Orleans hospitality community hold signs, second-line and dance through the city's French Quarter today in a Mardi Gras-style parade to reinforce the importance of tourism to the city's economy, resident's livelihood and cultural heritage. Supporting U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week rally, elected officials and members of the hospitality community gather to promote tourism, which generates $5 billion annually and employs 74,000 people, and celebrate recent milestones including welcoming 8.75 million visitors in 2011. *Photo by Pat Garin.  (PRNewsFoto/New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, Pat Garin)

New Orleans' Hospitality Industry Unites for National Travel and Tourism Week 2012

 New Orleans' hospitality industry joins together today in support of the city's economic engine - tourism - which generates $5 billion in...

Apr 02, 2012, 14:10 ET

Help Build Up an Appetite with Habitat for Humanity at New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center

 Taste the delicious partnership between New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center and New Orleans Habitat for Humanity. The New Orleans...

Dec 27, 2011, 14:10 ET

Climb Aboard a Cruise Liner This Holiday Season and Stay at New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center

 Spend the holidays at New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center before or after your ship sets sail. The New Orleans hotel has a close...

Nov 22, 2011, 11:10 ET

Celebrate Christmas New Orleans Style When You Stay at New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center

   Start new holiday traditions when you spend part of your holiday at New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center. The New...

Jul 25, 2011, 11:00 ET

New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center Offers Trip for Two to Mardi Gras 2012

Win a trip for two to Mardi Gras 2012 when you book a qualifying meeting at New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center. The hotel in New...

Jul 11, 2011, 15:12 ET

New Orleans Launches August Restaurant Promotion

New Orleans has announced the line-up of 40 world-class restaurants for its seventh annual COOLinary restaurant promotion, offering special two and...