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Louisiana House passes Morial Convention Center taxing power

Louisiana House passes Morial Convention Center taxing power

April 26, 2016 Latest News

By Katherine Sayre, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The Louisiana House unanimously approved legislation Tuesday (April 26) granting the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center new taxing authority to expand upriver with a 1,200-room hotel and enter… Read More »

House committee kills fire-safety bill for short-term rentals

House committee kills fire-safety bill for short-term rentals

April 26, 2016 Latest News

By Robert McClendon, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune New Orleans state Rep. Helena Moreno offered to water down her bill requiring short-term rentals to register with the state fire marshal, but it wasn'€™t enough to save the… Read More »

Passengers, revenue climb at Louis Armstrong International Airport

Passengers, revenue climb at Louis Armstrong International Airport

April 22, 2016 Latest News

By: Lance Traweek, CityBusiness More travelers passed through Louis Armstrong International Airport in March than the same month last year. Enplanements were up 5.2 percent from about 477,000 to 489,000 passengers. Deplanements climbed from 475… Read More »

Airbnb-style rentals would have to file plans with fire marshal under proposed bill

Airbnb-style rentals would have to file plans with fire marshal under proposed bill

April 20, 2016 Latest News

By Robert McClendon, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Operators of Airbnb-style short-term rentals in Louisiana would have to file building plans with the state Fire Marshal's office under a bill pending in the state Legislature. Hou… Read More »

$1.7B travel industry conference headed to New Orleans

$1.7B travel industry conference headed to New Orleans

April 18, 2016 Latest News

By: Lance Traweek CityBusiness In June, about 6,000 delegates from 73 countries will visit New Orleans for an annual conference that projects $1.7 billion in direct economic impact for the city over three years. The city will host the… Read More »