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 »

State redirects funds to promote statewide tourism

State redirects funds to promote statewide tourism

October 19, 2010 Latest News

Money is cut from Sugar Bowl and Essence to help state tourism...October 19, 2010By Ed AndersonCapital bureauBATON ROUGE -- A state board voted unanimously Monday to reinstate more than $5.2 million for state tourism promotion, while deleting the sam… Read More »

Nature tourism touted

Nature tourism touted

October 19, 2010 Latest News

A new Nature-Based Tourism Advisory Council initiated by Lt. Gov. Scott Angelle met for the first-time Monday in Lafayette. The council will be charged with promoting nature-based tourism in Louisiana. Louisiana's nature-based tourism industry is… Read More »

 Bed bugs enter the New Orleans area - mostly in homes

Bed bugs enter the New Orleans area - mostly in homes

October 18, 2010 Latest News

Bed bugs pose headaches to homeowners, challenges to businessesSunday, October 17, 2010,Rebecca Mowbray, The Times-PicayuneBilliot Pest Control general manager Ernest Esteve has been in the bug business since August 1982, but he didn't do his fi… Read More »

GNOHLA, LHLA and DHH address bed bugs issue

GNOHLA, LHLA and DHH address bed bugs issue

October 4, 2010 Key Issues

Dear Members,Lest there be any doubt, the BED BUG issue which is garnering local, national and international media attention is real. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has now confirmed reports of bed bugs in Louisiana hotels.This is… Read More »

Lt. Govenor to meet with other Gulf Coast officials for a

Lt. Govenor to meet with other Gulf Coast officials for a "joint pitch" to BP

October 4, 2010 Latest News

"...working with officials in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, states that have seen tourism and other industries disrupted by the disaster..." October 02, 2010 Ed Anderson, Times-Picayune Lt. Gov. Scott Angelle said Friday he is trying to arrange… Read More »