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Articles tagged “new orleans”

Airbnb Debuts TV Ad Campaign in New Orleans Ahead of City Council’s Vote Next Month

Airbnb Debuts TV Ad Campaign in New Orleans Ahead of City Council’s Vote Next Month

Associated Press

We hope New Orleans' restrictive track record with short-term rentals doesn't get in the way with next month's vote but there are still plenty of city residents bemoaned by Airbnb and other services and don't want them to gain more foothold.

3 months ago

New Orleans’ Growing Airbnb Inventory Sparks Debate Over City’s Soul

New Orleans’ Growing Airbnb Inventory Sparks Debate Over City’s Soul

Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

New Orleans is one of the most restrictive U.S. cities when it comes to short-term rentals but city council members and residents can't afford to let anti-Airbnb sentiments block more tourism revenue from coming into a recovering city.

9 months ago

Sausage Tourism Takes Travelers Along the Boudin Trail in Cajun Country

Sausage Tourism Takes Travelers Along the Boudin Trail in Cajun Country

Kevin Begos, Associated Press

We don't think we've found a type of food tourism that we don't like, which is amazing because there are many types of tourism that don't make us happy.

10 months ago

Beyond New Orleans French Quarter, Gaps Remain a Decade After Katrina

Beyond New Orleans French Quarter, Gaps Remain a Decade After Katrina

Rebecca Santana, Associated Press

Hurricane Katrina forced New Orleans to change, but as with any tumultuous event, there are winners and losers in the aftermath. The tourism sector has come back fairly healthy.

1 year ago

New Orleans Tourism Reinvented 10 Years After Katrina

New Orleans Tourism Reinvented 10 Years After Katrina

Beth Harpaz, Associated Press

New Orleans really needs a boost in the quality of life for its residents before it can take its tourism offering to the next level.

1 year ago

New Orleans’ New Way to Pay for Better Tourist Security

New Orleans’ New Way to Pay for Better Tourist Security

Associated Press

The French Quarter needs more cops and it looks like the tourists will end up paying for them.

1 year ago

New Orleans Tourism Boom Creates a Nice Tax Revenue Boom for the City

New Orleans Tourism Boom Creates a Nice Tax Revenue Boom for the City

Associated Press

New Orleans still has a ways to catch up in terms of its hotel offering, but this is a good kick in the pants to encourage additional development.

1 year ago

New Orleans Tourism Moves Fast to Avoid an Indiana Bigotry Moment

New Orleans Tourism Moves Fast to Avoid an Indiana Bigotry Moment

Jason Clampet, Skift

It takes guts for a destination marketing organization to announce to the world that its state governor is a political opportunist trying to take down tourism for his own political benefit. Brave and smart move by New Orleans.

2 years ago

New Orleans Could Impose French Quarter Security Tax

New Orleans Could Impose French Quarter Security Tax

Cain Burdeau , Associated Press

2 years ago

New Music Tourism Triangle Connects New Orleans, Nashville and Memphis

New Music Tourism Triangle Connects New Orleans, Nashville and Memphis

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press

It's great to see a tourism initiative that connects destinations by visitors' interests rather than by annual marketing budgets by particular cities and states.

2 years ago

New Orleans Gets a Bigger Ship From Carnival as Local Tourism Market Grows

New Orleans Gets a Bigger Ship From Carnival as Local Tourism Market Grows

Associated Press

Nearly ten years after Hurricane Katrina New Orleans has rebuilt to the point where it can start claiming market share from regional rivals again.

2 years ago

Return of the Mississippi River Cruise Continues With New Boat in New Orleans

Return of the Mississippi River Cruise Continues With New Boat in New Orleans

Associated Press

It still remains to be seen if river cruising in the U.S. can be a sustainable business.

2 years ago