News for September 2010

Essence continues to call New Orleans

Essence continues to call New Orleans "home" for 4 more years

September 30, 2010 Latest News

'This is our home,' festival owner's president declaresThursday, September 30, 2010By Jaquetta WhiteThe Essence Music Festival, the linchpin of summer tourism in New Orleans, will return to the city for four more years, Mayor Mitch Landri… Read More »

"Southwest "will drop very few AirTran locations..." says Mike Boyd"

September 30, 2010 Latest News

Southwest and AirTran changes are inevitable, but will hopefully be few.Sep 29, 9:49 AM EDTBy SAMANTHA BOMKAMP and DAVID KOENIGAP Airlines WritersSouthwest Airlines agreed to buy AirTran this week for $1.4 billion. When the combination is complete, f… Read More »

Angelle and BP to meet again next week

Angelle and BP to meet again next week

September 24, 2010 Latest News

Angelle, BP talk tourism dollarsNo decisions reached, he saysFriday, September 24, 2010By Ed AndersonCapital bureauBATON ROUGE -- Lt. Gov. Scott Angelle and BP officials met Thursday and decided to meet again next week to discuss the state's requ… Read More »

Lt. Governor Angelle to meet with BP

Lt. Governor Angelle to meet with BP "senior- level" executives today

September 23, 2010 Latest News

Angelle continues to seek $75 million from BPThursday, September 23, 2010By Ed AndersonCapital bureauBATON ROUGE -- Lt. Gov. Scott Angelle said Wednesday he will meet with three "senior-level" officials of BP today to press the state's demands fo… Read More »

Federal Court sets BP Oil Spill trial for October 2011

Federal Court sets BP Oil Spill trial for October 2011

September 17, 2010 Latest News

Federal judge sets date for trial to split blame for Gulf of Mexico oil spillPublished: Thursday, September 16, 2010Rebecca Mowbray, The Times-Picayune At the packed opening hearing of the massive litigation over the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster Thurs… Read More »

Lieutenant governor asks BP for more tourism marketing dollars- $75 million

Lieutenant governor asks BP for more tourism marketing dollars- $75 million

September 16, 2010 Latest News

The $75 million will help stabilize the industry...Thursday, September 16, 2010 BY: CityBusiness staff reportsBATON ROUGE — Lt. Governor Scott Angelle is requesting another $75 million from BP for tourism recovery following the Deepwater Ho… Read More »

$6.2 Million Grant is given to the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

$6.2 Million Grant is given to the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

September 14, 2010 Latest News

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Receives $6.2 Million AIP GrantFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 14, 2010 (New Orleans, LA) The New Orleans Aviation Board has received a $6.2 Million Federal Aviation Administration (FA… Read More »

Leroy Hawkins doorman at Omni Royal Orleans Hotel:  34 years on the job and still smilling.....

Leroy Hawkins doorman at Omni Royal Orleans Hotel: 34 years on the job and still smilling....."

September 8, 2010 Latest News

French Quarter hotel doorman has a window on the worldSeptember 07, 2010Danny Monteverde, The Times-PicayuneLeroy Hawkins stood outside the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel one recent steaming afternoon and mopped his brow with a towel draped around his neck… Read More »

 5 things to know: 8 September 2010

5 things to know: 8 September 2010

September 8, 2010 Latest News

08 September 2010By The HNN editorial staffNew Orleans is leading the RevPAR recovery race coming out of the recession, according to an analysis by STR Analytic’s Orly Ripmaster. The market needs only 6.2% growth in that metric before it return… Read More »

Area hotels get a kick out of the NFL

Area hotels get a kick out of the NFL

September 8, 2010 Latest News

Don AmesTomorrow night's NFL season opener is drawing attention and crowds to the Crescent City.New Orleans is definitely ready for some football, and getting packed with fans to see the Super Bowl Champion Saints begin to defend their title.M… Read More »

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