News for January 2011

N.O. area hotel occupancy up 13 percent in 2010

N.O. area hotel occupancy up 13 percent in 2010

January 31, 2011 Latest News

2010 was a big year for New Orleans against 2009...Monday, January 24, 2011 CityBusiness staff reports New Orleans area hotels ended 2010 on a high note, posting a nearly 13 percent increase in occupancy throughout the year compared with 2009, accord… Read More »

2010 will be tough to follow...

2010 will be tough to follow...

January 31, 2011 Latest News

Read what Mavis had to say in her interview with Don Ames...Monday, 31 January 2011 6:30AMDon Ames Reporting New Orleans area hotels ended 2010 on a high note, posting a nearly 13 percent increase in occupancy throughout the year compared with 200… Read More »

Lt. Gov. Dardenne wants tourism budget reinstated

Lt. Gov. Dardenne wants tourism budget reinstated

January 27, 2011 Latest News

Re-branding the state is first on the list...Thursday, January 27, 2011By Ed AndersonBATON ROUGE -- Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne unveiled the state's new "Pick your Passion" marketing campaign and logo Wednesday as a way to rebrand the state's touri… Read More »

Bass Pro Shop at former Market Street Power Plant?

Bass Pro Shop at former Market Street Power Plant?

January 27, 2011 Latest News

Could be the largest retail establishment in New Orleans...Thursday, January 27, 2011NOLA.comBy Rebecca MowbrayOutdoor mega-retailer Bass Pro Shops apparently will anchor the redevelopment of the 110-year-old Market Street power plant along the Missi… Read More »

Lt. Gov. office to spend $4.2 million on advertising for the State

Lt. Gov. office to spend $4.2 million on advertising for the State

January 26, 2011 Latest News

BP has not given the $30 million to Louisiana yet, but Lt. Gov. Dardenne can't wait on it...January 25, 2011, 10:30 PMBy Ed Anderson, The Times-Picayune Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne said Tuesday that his office will cobble tog… Read More »

Superintendent Serpas to add leadership positions at the top

Superintendent Serpas to add leadership positions at the top

January 25, 2011 Latest News

He wants to create 16 'colonel' positions Tuesday, January 25, 2011NOLA.comBy Brendan McCarthyNew Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas sketched out an ambitious plan Monday to overhaul the department's promotional system and create … Read More »

Veterans Hospital land cleared

Veterans Hospital land cleared

January 25, 2011 Latest News

Tuesday, January 25, 2011The landscape is nearly barren at the future site of the Veterans Affairs hospital, bottom, which is expected to open in 2014. Nearly 70 houses have been moved out of the demolition zone to other land in Mid-City.Meanwhile, t… Read More »

New streetcar line plans for Faubourg Marigny

New streetcar line plans for Faubourg Marigny

January 25, 2011 Latest News

New line would loop Quarter, go to PressTuesday, January 25, 2011NOLA.comBy Frank DonzeStaff writerMore than 20 years after transit officials began exploring the idea of bringing streetcar service to Faubourg Marigny, Treme and St. Roch via the North… Read More »

Airport to be modernized by 2013 Superbowl

Airport to be modernized by 2013 Superbowl

January 24, 2011 Latest News

Louis Armstrong International Airport embarks on a major renovation, including a single security checkpoint and new amenitiesSunday, January 23, 2011The Times-PicayuneBy David HammerStaff writerWith a drawn-out effort to privatize Louis Armstrong Int… Read More »

French Quarter Task Force report released

French Quarter Task Force report released

January 24, 2011 Latest News

After the NFL muscled in last fall, a citizens panel suggests new guidelines for 'the city's heart'Sunday, January 23, 2011NOLA.comBy Frank DonzeStaff writerFix the sidewalks. Turn down the volume. Pick up the poop. And for goodness' … Read More »