News for May 2013

Hotels would be able to tax themselves under bill approved by House Wednesday

Hotels would be able to tax themselves under bill approved by House Wednesday

May 30, 2013 Latest News

By Jeff Adelson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune May 29, 2013     A bill allowing hotels to vote to add an extra charge to their customers' bills to pay for better marketing through the New Orle… Read More »

Le Meridien to Debut in New Orleans Following Strategic Conversion

Le Meridien to Debut in New Orleans Following Strategic Conversion

May 30, 2013 Latest News

Thu May 30, 2013Le Meridien to Debut in New Orleans Following Strategic ConversionLe Méridien New Orleans to Open in 2014 following Extensive $29 Million Renovation to Reposition the Hotel, Currently Operated under Starwood’s W BrandStarwood… Read More »

Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act

Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act

May 30, 2013 Latest News

Date: May 29, 2013 5:07:12 PM CDT The U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has just settled the Commission’s first lawsuit under the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act. The gist of the lawsuit claimed that the employer involv… Read More »

New Orleans Convention Center upgrade clears the Senate committee

New Orleans Convention Center upgrade clears the Senate committee

May 29, 2013 Latest News

Bill for redevelopment of the riverfront passed committee on Wens. morning.May 29, 2013Advocate- capitol news bureauLegislation designed to aid the development of property around the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans cleared a state … Read More »

N.O. Council said research needed before voting on duck boats

N.O. Council said research needed before voting on duck boats

May 28, 2013 Latest News

WWLTV.comMay 28, 2013NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans City Council transportation committee decided Tuesday there were still too many unanswered questions when it comes to the duck boat tours, delaying any vote on the matter until a later date… Read More »

New Orleans Convention Center riverfront proposal passes Louisiana House

New Orleans Convention Center riverfront proposal passes Louisiana House

May 23, 2013 Latest News

By Jeff Adelson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune May 22, 2013A bill allowing the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to embark on a significant expansion project on the New Orleans riverfront passed the Louisiana House on Wed… Read More »

Plan for New Orleans riverfront projects using Convention Center funding stalls in Louisiana House

Plan for New Orleans riverfront projects using Convention Center funding stalls in Louisiana House

May 22, 2013 Latest News

By Jeff Adelson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune May 21, 2013 A measure allowing the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to enter into private partnerships and help finance a massive project on the New Orleans riverfront couldn… Read More »

Online Distribution Channels Experience Healthy Growth in First Quarter 2013

Online Distribution Channels Experience Healthy Growth in First Quarter 2013

May 22, 2013 Latest News

By Claudette CoveyMay 21, 2013In the first quarter 2013, online channels that include Online Travel Agents (OTAs) and hotel Web sites (Brand.com) continued to experience the most growth according to data from the TravelClick North American Distribu… Read More »

Taxicab regulation - New Orleans (no change) & Kenner (adopts tougher regs)

Taxicab regulation - New Orleans (no change) & Kenner (adopts tougher regs)

May 3, 2013 Latest News

New Orleans: City Council Member James Gray proposed an amendment to the taxicab reform ordinances that would have allowed drivers to keep 10-year old vehicles beyond the Jan 1, 2014 deadline to decrease the age of taxis to seven years. The Landrieu… Read More »

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