News for October 2010

Coalition to promote tourism in ads

Coalition to promote tourism in ads

October 29, 2010 Latest News

A recently formed coalition to promote renewal of tourism in coastal Louisiana will begin rolling out television ads...Coalition to promote tourism in adsIt will use money received from BPFriday, October 29, 2010By Ed AndersonCapital bureauBATON ROUG… Read More »

Tourism takes big hit from spill

Tourism takes big hit from spill

October 25, 2010 Latest News

Study says impact could hit $22 billionWednesday, October 20, 2010By Ed AndersonCapital bureauBATON ROUGE -- Gulf Coast states from Texas to Florida could lose $22.7 billion in tourism dollars if negative perceptions of the area and continuing cleanu… Read More »

N.O. area hotel occupancy up in September

N.O. area hotel occupancy up in September

October 25, 2010 Latest News

Smith Travel Research reports up from August and same month last year. Friday, October 22, 2010 BY: CityBusiness staff reports New Orleans area hotels had the 19th highest occupancy rate in September among the Top 25 markets, according to Smith Tr… Read More »

Restaurant workers cash in on oil spill despite steady dining business

Restaurant workers cash in on oil spill despite steady dining business

October 25, 2010 Latest News

Owners speak out on restaurant workers receiving pay from BP.Tuesday, October 19, 2010 BY: Richard A. Webster, Staff Writer Shrimper Acy Cooper is enraged.Last week he received a check from the Gulf Coast Claims Facility for $16,000.Despite providin… Read More »

Airline Profits are up, thanks to fares and fees

Airline Profits are up, thanks to fares and fees

October 19, 2010 Latest News

AIRLINES-EARNINGS PREVIEWBy David KoenigDALLAS — The nine major U.S. airlines are expected to post a combined profit of $2.4 billion for the third quarter, their best showing in three years. Demand for corporate and leisure travel has picked… Read More »