News for April 2016

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 »

Nungesser: Tourism up in 2015, another record-breaking year

Nungesser: Tourism up in 2015, another record-breaking year

April 18, 2016 Latest News

By: The Associated Press   The number of tourists coming to Louisiana keeps going up. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser says 28.9 million visitors came to Louisiana last year, up by 200,000 from 2014. He says it marked the fourth consecutive year o… Read More »

New Orleans City Council members skeptical about short-term rentals of homes in residential neighborhoods

New Orleans City Council members skeptical about short-term rentals of homes in residential neighborhoods

April 13, 2016 Latest News

Jeff Adelson, The Advocate In their first in-depth discussion of regulations that would legalize short-term rentals in New Orleans, City Council members Wednesday considered how proposed rules would be enforced and whether proposed penalties are h… Read More »

On a once-abandoned block, new CBD hotel and cafe has an old New Orleans feel, modern global flavors

On a once-abandoned block, new CBD hotel and cafe has an old New Orleans feel, modern global flavors

April 12, 2016 Latest News

IAN MCNULTY| The advocate  Amid the rising tide of so many new projects in the CBD, the Catahoula Hotel is a small one that feels like it’s been here all along. Built in a pair of 19th century townhouses trimmed with cast iron, a pas… Read More »

Waivers OK'd for hotel near convention center

Waivers OK'd for hotel near convention center

April 11, 2016 Latest News

By: Lance Traweek, Reporter City Business A new hotel project near the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Monday received approval from the city’s zoning board for variances on height, setback and number of floors. Developers of the si… Read More »

uberX available Louis Armstrong International Airport

uberX available Louis Armstrong International Airport

April 8, 2016 Latest News

Courtesy of Uber New Orleans Newsletter. Starting April 8, 2016, uberX is fully available to pick you up at Louis Armstrong International Airport. You’ve always had access to uberX dropoffs at MSY. Now, when your flight arrives, you can c… Read More »