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New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) awarded for outstanding client service

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Tara Letort or Jenn Lotz New Orleans CVB 504-566-5019
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 <> . ###