News for April 2014

Hotels Still in the Sweet Spot for Growth

Hotels Still in the Sweet Spot for Growth

April 29, 2014 Latest News

By Paul Bubny | National Hotel profits will exceed those of 2007 this year, says PKF's Woodworth. ATLANTA—The lodging sector’s multi-year run of double-digit annual NOI gains isn’t over yet. That streak will c… Read More »

New Orleans airport is fastest growing in U.S., says airline industry publication

New Orleans airport is fastest growing in U.S., says airline industry publication

April 28, 2014 Latest News

By Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneThe publication Airline Weekly reported that Louis Armstrong International Airport was the fastest growing United States airport in terms of passenger traffic from 2012 to 2013. The 7 percent growth rate b… Read More »

Spirit Airlines adds direct flights from New Orleans to Houston, Fort Lauderdale

Spirit Airlines adds direct flights from New Orleans to Houston, Fort Lauderdale

April 24, 2014 Latest News

By Katherine Sayre, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSpirit Airlines will offer daily flights from Louis Armstrong International Airport to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport beginning Aug. 1, the company said T… Read More »

Landrieu seeks special riverfront tax district to pay for decrees and pensions

Landrieu seeks special riverfront tax district to pay for decrees and pensions

April 24, 2014 Latest News

By Tyler Bridges, Staff writer; The Lens NolaMayor Mitch Landrieu wants the state Legislature to create a special economic district along the New Orleans riverfront in which all tax revenue generated by new hotels and other development would be the c… Read More »

New Orleans raised its tourist count in 2013, hovering just short of the all-time record

New Orleans raised its tourist count in 2013, hovering just short of the all-time record

April 23, 2014 Latest News

By Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune New Orleans attracted 9.28 million visitors in 2013, slightly besting the 2012 tally and replacing that year as the second-highest tourist count on record. An estimate of what all the visitors spent, howe… Read More »