News for July 2010

Hyatt developers to use private funds, not GO Zone bonds

Hyatt developers to use private funds, not GO Zone bonds

July 15, 2010 Latest News

Private investors make funds available. Construction to begin this week. July 12, 2010 Jennifer Larino, Staff Writer Officials with the Hyatt Regency New Orleans next to the Superdome said Monday that the hotel’s owners will use $270 millio… Read More »

New Orleans hotel market poised for one of the strongest growth rates

New Orleans hotel market poised for one of the strongest growth rates

July 15, 2010 Latest News

By all accounts during Tuesday’s ALIS Summer Update, things are looking up for the United States’ hotel industry...By Jeff HigleyEditorial Directorjeff@hotelnewsnow.comLOS ANGELES—By all accounts during Tuesday’s ALIS Summer … Read More »

2010 Visitor Evacuation Plan & Tourism Crisis Communication Plan

2010 Visitor Evacuation Plan & Tourism Crisis Communication Plan

July 12, 2010 Key Issues

Hotel Emergency Preparedness QuestionnaireNew Orleans Tourism Emergency Communication Plan 2010Contraflow Map 2010CAEP Timelines 2010Hotel Staging Center AssignmentsENOMCC Emergency Procedures 2010Emergency Facilities and PharmaciesNew Orleans Hotel… Read More »

NOLA back in Travel + Leisure Top 10 cities

NOLA back in Travel + Leisure Top 10 cities

July 12, 2010 Latest News

...for the first time since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city and its tourism industry.Thursday, July 8, 2010BY: The Associated PressNEW YORK — New Orleans is back in Travel + Leisure magazine’s top 10 cities list for the first time … Read More »

Westjet announces service between New Orleans, Toronto

Westjet announces service between New Orleans, Toronto

July 8, 2010 Latest News

July 7, 2010 BY: CityBusiness staff reports The list of new air service at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport continues to grow with today’s announcement of nonstop service between Toronto and New Orleans.Canadian-based Westje… Read More »

Essence Festival filled hotel rooms in New Orleans this weekend

Essence Festival filled hotel rooms in New Orleans this weekend

July 6, 2010 Latest News

Hotels in the city were at about 98 to 99 percent full for Friday and SaturdayJuly 04, 2010Masako Hirsch, The Times-Picayune No oil spill or hurricane can keep the crowds from coming to the 16th annual Essence Festival. Organizers expect this year&rs… Read More »

Oil leak clouds long-term future for hotels, conventions

Oil leak clouds long-term future for hotels, conventions

July 6, 2010 Latest News

"...group convention reservations over the next several years are less certain and more sensitive to the whims of conservative convention bookers..."June 29, 2010Matthew Davis, Contributing WriterNew Orleans hotels face long-term uncertainty related … Read More »

New Orleans to host major volunteer conference in 2011

New Orleans to host major volunteer conference in 2011

July 1, 2010 Latest News

Mayor Mitch Landrieu is in New York today to be on hand for an announcement that New Orleans will host the 2011 National Conference on Volunteering and Service, the world's largest gathering of volunteer and service leaders from the nonprofit, go… Read More »