Articles tagged “new orleans”

New Orleans Tourism Agency Engages Minority Business Owners Who Demanded Inclusion

New Orleans Tourism Agency Engages Minority Business Owners Who Demanded Inclusion

Brittney Oliver, Skift

When minority business owners spoke up in New Orleans, the city’s tourism marketing corporation responded by admitting the oversight and hiring a diversity and inclusion consultant. Hopefully these measures will have a lasting impact.

7 months ago

New Orleans Still Seeing Boost to Women’s Group Travel From Girls Trip Film

New Orleans Still Seeing Boost to Women’s Group Travel From Girls Trip Film

Brittney Oliver, Skift

Many women who saw Girls Trip were inspired by seeing representation of the black travel movement on the big screen. Combine that with the buzz of the longstanding Essence Festival and women’s group travel to New Orleans is up.

11 months ago

New Orleans Removes Last of 4 Confederate Statues to Become More Welcoming

New Orleans Removes Last of 4 Confederate Statues to Become More Welcoming

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press

The slow but steady removal of confederate symbols across the American South sends an important message, especially to black travelers: you are welcome here. The Louisiana state tourism board could do more to echo that sentiment.

2 years ago

Royal Caribbean Is Moving a Ship Back to the Big Easy

Royal Caribbean Is Moving a Ship Back to the Big Easy

Associated Press

While Royal Caribbean is continuing to grow its fleet and its global presence, this move shows that the North American market is also important to cover from multiple departure points. Competition is heating up in South Florida ports, so it's a smart move to station ships within an easy drive of passengers elsewhere in the country.

2 years ago

New Orleans Tourism Finally Returns to Pre-Katrina Levels

New Orleans Tourism Finally Returns to Pre-Katrina Levels

Associated Press

Skift Take: Good news for a wonderful city, but more needs to be done to spread the tourism wealth around the area.

2 years ago

New Orleans Wants to Cut Crime on Tourist Favorite Bourbon Street

New Orleans Wants to Cut Crime on Tourist Favorite Bourbon Street

Kevin McGill, Associated Press

New Orleans may close doors on Bourbon Street in an attempt to curb violent crime. Such a move wouldn't affect tourism in a significant way, but it's unclear exactly how it would prevent crime.

2 years ago

New Orleans Plans to Ramp Up Security on Bourbon Street

New Orleans Plans to Ramp Up Security on Bourbon Street

Jeff Adelson and Jessica Williams, Associated Press

Bourbon Street in New Orleans has long been vulnerable in terms of public safety, so who will pay for new security measures? And will these measures make the corridor less authentic, less exciting, and less attractive to visitors?

2 years ago

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 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years 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.

4 years 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.

4 years ago