News for May 2012

With hospitality zone bill stalled, convention center explores other alternatives

With hospitality zone bill stalled, convention center explores other alternatives

May 24, 2012 Latest News

..."We'll continue to explore ways to improve our infrastructure,"...May 23, 2012By Jaquetta White, Times PicayuneRepresentatives from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center-New Orleans will sit down soon with other members of the hospitality i… Read More »

Finger-pointing ensues after Hospitality District killed in legislature

Finger-pointing ensues after Hospitality District killed in legislature

May 23, 2012 Latest News

...Bill was pulled from Legislature...by Ben Myers, Staff WriterMay 22nd, 2012 ·The Hospitality Zone proposal for downtown New Orleans appeared to meet a bitter end today as the blame game gathered momentum.A bill in the Louisiana Legislature t… Read More »

Senate rejects smoking ban extension

Senate rejects smoking ban extension

May 23, 2012 Latest News

"...It could have eliminated smoking int he Quarter entirely..." 8:59 am Wed, May 23, 2012 Wednesday, May 23, 2012 BY: The Associated Press BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Senate has refused to prohibit smoking within 25 feet of the entrance t… Read More »

Compliance Date for Existing Pool and Spas Extended to January

Compliance Date for Existing Pool and Spas Extended to January

May 21, 2012 Key Issues

Following months of hard work by AH&LA and the lodging industry, the Department of Justice (DOJ) last night announced a substantial postponement of the ADA compliance date for existing pools and spas with ADA requirements for accessible entri… Read More »

New Orleans water board trims back giant proposed rate increases

New Orleans water board trims back giant proposed rate increases

May 10, 2012 Latest News

Thanks to the promise of new federal and state revenue, Sewerage & Water Board officials have pared back a series of steep rate increases they first proposed last fall. New Orleans water board trims back giant proposed rate increases Published:… Read More »

Forbes names NOLA number 13 for best big cities for jobs

Forbes names NOLA number 13 for best big cities for jobs

May 9, 2012 Latest News

Technology and energy are big sectors, not just oil...May 8, 2012Maya Rodriguez / Eyewitness NewsMETAIRIE, La.-- Workers tap away on computers, eager to come up with new computing and engineering ideas at the offices of Geocent."We do a lot of work … Read More »

U.S. may extend deadline for public pool accessibility

U.S. may extend deadline for public pool accessibility

May 8, 2012 Latest News

"Only an extension is being considered, not stripping the requirement..."Written by Staff and wire reportsMay. 5, 2012WASHINGTON -- A federal rule that requires installation of permanent mechanical pool chairs for the disabled at public swimming pool… Read More »

TRIPADVISOR ANNOUNCES 2012 TRAVELERS’ CHOICE DESTINATIONS

TRIPADVISOR ANNOUNCES 2012 TRAVELERS’ CHOICE DESTINATIONS

May 2, 2012 Latest News

London and New York City Named World’s Best Travel Spots Based on Opinions from the TripAdvisor Community of Millions NEWTON, Mass. — May 1, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, tod… Read More »

Campaign to encourage US tourism launches

Campaign to encourage US tourism launches

May 2, 2012 Latest News

International travel marketing campaign by Brand USA...May 1, 2012, 3:37 p.m. CDTAPNEW YORK (AP) — How do you sell Times Square and the Grand Canyon? The Carolinas and California?Residents of Japan, Canada and the United Kingdom are getting a… Read More »

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