Monday, September 24, 2007

New Orleans tourism ready for busy fall season

Today's headline is from KATC 3, Acadiana's New Channel. The headline is New Orleans tourism ready for busy fall season based on information from the Times-Picayune.

This is a good news post. The hotel and convention industries are not back to where they were pre-Katrina, but they are on the way. It looks like this fall and winter will be the highest numbers since Katrina.

Best Quote:

From October to December, groups meeting at the city's convention center will require more than 211,500 room nights, nearly double the amount needed from May through September.

"It feels like somewhat of a return to normalcy," said Fred Sawyers, president of the Greater New Orleans Hotel and Lodging Association and general manager of the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel. "The summer was hard on a lot of us, and what we've looked forward to is returning to our normal business."

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