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 »

House committee signs off on New Orleans Convention Center expansion

House committee signs off on New Orleans Convention Center expansion

April 9, 2014 Latest News

By Julia O'Donoghue, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneThe Ernest N. Morial Convention Center expansion plans cleared a legislative hurdle Tuesday when lawmakers passed legislation enabling the development out of the state House Ways and Means Committ… Read More »

New Orleans tourism promoters add custom online trip building as they prepare for spring marketing campaign

New Orleans tourism promoters add custom online trip building as they prepare for spring marketing campaign

April 8, 2014 Latest News

By Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune As New Orleans tourism promoters prepare for the spring redeployment of their nationwide marketing campaign to travelers, they are boosting the campaign's web site, followyournola.com, to let visitors… Read More »

WrestleMania smashed a Superdome record, WWE says

WrestleMania smashed a Superdome record, WWE says

April 7, 2014 Latest News

By Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Within hours of WrestleMania XXX's rumble through the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, the WWE issued an announcement declaring box office victory for its marquee annual event. WrestleMania broke th… Read More »

Big stars of Wrestlemania XXX ready to finish strong

Big stars of Wrestlemania XXX ready to finish strong

April 2, 2014 Latest News

PLAYING THE HEAVYBY ALEX RAWLS The New Orleans AdvocateWhen Wrestlemania XXX takes place Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, it will be very different from its debut 30 years ago in New York City’s Madison Square Gardens.The Gardens seated … Read More »

Developers submit plans for Warehouse District hotel-restaurant

Developers submit plans for Warehouse District hotel-restaurant

April 1, 2014 Latest News

By Katherine Sayre, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneThe hotel-restaurant would include a four-story building and a nine-story building in the 600 blocks of Tchoupitoulas and Commerce streets, near the Piazza d'Italia and a short walk from the Ernest… Read More »

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