New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) awarded for outstanding client serviceJune 25, 2011 Latest News
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Media Contacts: Tara Letort or Jenn Lotz New Orleans CVB 504-566-5019 firstname.lastname@example.org New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau Cited for Excellence by Meeting Professionals Subscribers to Association Conventions & Facilities magazine recognize the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau with a third Distinctive Achievement Award NEW ORLEANS –June 23, 2011– Subscribers of Association Conventions & Facilities magazine have once again recognized the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) for outstanding client service by granting the organization with a Distinctive Achievement Award. Winners of the fourth Annual Distinctive Achievement Award were chosen through an open ballot vote placed in a recent issue of the magazine. Approximately 20,500 meeting professionals subscribe to Association Conventions & Facilities magazine, and the award winners will be recognized in the magazine’s August/September 2011 issue. This is the third time the New Orleans CVB has received this award since 2008. “We are grateful that our customers and clients consistently recognize us as one of the top CVB’s in the country with honors such as the Distinctive Achievement Award,” said Nikki Moon, Vice President of Convention Sales for the New Orleans CVB. “Our success is shared with the rest of the New Orleans hospitality community. The restaurants, hotels, facilities - and all our partners are what make this destination an award winner.” Voting criteria for the Distinctive Achievement Award is based on superior service and support; assistance with promotion, accommodation and site inspections; ability to assist and liaison with suppliers, vendors, facilities, venues and local government; and communication and website strength. New Orleans CVB is one of only 25 Convention and Visitors Bureaus in the country to win this prestigious award. About New Orleans CVB The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau is a nationally accredited, 1,000-member destination marketing organization and the largest and most successful private economic development corporation in Louisiana. We create $5 billion in new capital each year- more than any other business sector- by attracting millions of visitors, special events and conventions. The CVB and its members influence thousands of decision-makers and millions of visitors to choose New Orleans through direct sales, marketing, public relations, branding and visitor services at our New Orleans headquarters and offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago and four foreign countries. Consistently recognized as one of the top five CVBs in the country, the New Orleans CVB celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010. For more information, please visit www.neworleanscvb.com <http://www.neworleanscvb.com> . ###
Mobile shopping app launching in NOLA, 8 major U.S. citiesJune 25, 2011 Latest News
Shopkick, a location-based mobile shopping application that rewards shoppers for walking into stores, kicked off its retail program for small business in New Orleans this week.
Initial product runs for the Palo Alto, Calif., company targeted big box chains such as Target, Best Buy and Macy’s. Shopkick is now in a partnership with financial services firm Citi, plans to install its signal boxes free of charge for 1,000 small businesses in New Orleans and eight other U.S. cities over the next month.
The free mobile app is intended to update the paper loyalty cards typically punched at local bakeries, coffee houses and retail stores.
When shoppers walk into Shopkick stores they instantly earn points that can be redeemed for in-store gift cards, song downloads, movie tickets, hotel vouchers, Facebook Credits to play games online and donations to charitable causes. Users can also manually check into stores or scan barcodes of featured products to earn rewards. The Shopkick app is currently available at 2,500 retail and 160 mall locations throughout the country. The small business program will also launch in Austin, Texas; Chicago; Detroit; Los Angeles; San Francisco; New York; Seattle; and Washington, D.C. Businesses interested in participating must apply at www.shopkick.com/local by July 21. Please visit the original post here
Mark Romig named CEO of N.O. Tourism Marketing CorpJune 21, 2011 Latest News
Mark Romig named CEO of N.O. Tourism Marketing Corp.
Economic Impact of Family Gras 2011June 1, 2011 Latest News
The 2011 Family Gras Weekend in Jefferson Parish brought 4,092 out‐of‐town visitors who accounted for 11,571 visitor nights in the local area. The weekend generated a total economic impact of $6.6 million. This includes $3.4 million in direct spending and $3.2 million in secondary spending. In addition, the weekend generated over $0.5 million in state and local tax revenue.
UNO economic impact study data.
Louisiana's annual sles tax holiday on hurricane items begins todayMay 28, 2011 Latest News