News for April 2012

Florida judge temporarily blocks new rules on foreign guest workers

Florida judge temporarily blocks new rules on foreign guest workers

April 30, 2012 Latest News

April 27, 2012 Bruce Alpert, Times -Picayune WASHINGTON -- A Florida federal judge temporarily blocked the Labor Department from implementing rules the agency says would protect foreign guest workers and ensure Americans get first shot at the j… Read More »

Loews housekeeper finds necklace of Arizona guest

Loews housekeeper finds necklace of Arizona guest

April 30, 2012 Latest News

April 28, 2012Letter to the Editor, Times-PicayuneMy husband and I recently visited New Orleans for my 10-year Tulane Medical School reunion. It was delightful to spend the weekend with old friends and to enjoy the city that holds a special place i… Read More »

Outrage over General Services Administration spending could chill New Orleans travel

Outrage over General Services Administration spending could chill New Orleans travel

April 30, 2012 Latest News

New Orleans could be impacted by the recent GSA conference overspending in Las Vegas April 29, 2012 By Bruce Alpert, Times-Picayune WASHINGTON -- Outrage over lavish spending at a 2010 General Services Administration conference in Las Ve… Read More »

Industrial Development Board is generous with property tax breaks for developers

Industrial Development Board is generous with property tax breaks for developers

April 30, 2012 Latest News

IDB has declined only one developer in 15 years, according to BGR April 29, 2012 By Rebecca Mowbray, Times-Picayune For real estate developers, visiting the Industrial Development Board of New Orleans and asking for a property tax break is a… Read More »

Hospitality district, board could be in the works for New Orleans

Hospitality district, board could be in the works for New Orleans

April 30, 2012 Latest News

"The bills would raise millions to promote the city and keep downtown -- the French Quarter, in particular -- sparkling..." April 29, 2012By Michelle Krupa, Times- PicayuneAiming to streamline government and seal off avenues to corruption, New Orlea… Read More »

Jazz Fest - WWL Radio Apr 27

Jazz Fest - WWL Radio Apr 27

April 30, 2012 Latest News

Mavis Early spoke with Don Ames regarding the hotels occupancy.Don Ames, WWL- AM 870 A booming year for tourism in New Orleans gets another huge shot in the arm the next couple of weeks.JazzFest, of course, means huge crowds at the Fairgrounds and i… Read More »

Hotel occupancy high first weekend of Jazz Fest

Hotel occupancy high first weekend of Jazz Fest

April 27, 2012 Latest News

Some hotel rates up over 200% for first weekend of Jazz FestUpdated: Apr 26, 2012 3:54 PM CDTWritten by: Rob Masson Fox 8 Live News New Orleans, La. - The first weekend of Jazz Fest is upon us, and in spite of hundreds of new hotel rooms, there aren&… Read More »

Jazz Fest,

Jazz Fest, "A Charmed Year"

April 27, 2012 Latest News

As the New Orleans Jazz Fest opens today, hotels are booked to capacityNew Orleans Jazz Fest returns hotels to 'sold out' statusPublished: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 9:00 PM Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 10:50 PMJaquetta White, The Ti… Read More »

2012 Q1 increases in ADR and RevPar

2012 Q1 increases in ADR and RevPar

April 24, 2012 Latest News

Double digit increases in ADR...April 24, 2012HNN NewswireHENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee—The U.S. hotel industry reported increases in all three key performance metrics for first-quarter 2012 in year-over-year measurements, according to data from S… Read More »

Taxi rule changes approved by New Orleans City Council

Taxi rule changes approved by New Orleans City Council

April 20, 2012 Latest News

After five hours of debate, the council approved all 24 ordinances presented Thursday...Taxi rule changes approved by New Orleans City CouncilPublished: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 11:59 PMMichelle Krupa, The Times-Picayune By Michelle Krupa, The Times… Read More »

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