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The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau is a nationally accredited, 1,100-member destination marketing organization and the largest and most successful private economic development corporation in Louisiana. 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, Louisville, and five foreign countries. Consistently recognized as one of the top five CVBs in the country, the New Orleans CVB celebrated its 53rd anniversary in 2013. For more information, please visit www.neworleanscvb.com. 


  • Easy Meeting Planning - Why Use the New Orleans CVB

    The New Orleans Convention and Visitor's Bureau represents over 1,100 members including the best hotels, convention facilities, restaurants and attractions in the Crescent City. From single hotel meetings to citywide events, our experienced team utilizes innovative ways to ease your workload, save you time and money and help realize the greatest return on your event. No other organization is more prepared to provide you with the most valuable, comprehensive information about planning, promoting and conducting a meeting in New Orleans.

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  • New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

    Meeting planners ranked the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center first out of forty destinations in the category of new or expanded convention centers in the Metropoll XIV, Volume II Report. The report also ranked the center above average in the Center’s proximity to activities and hotel rooms making it the ideal location for your event.  The Center contains over one million square feet of contiguous exhibit space, 140 meeting rooms, two ballrooms, and a 4,000 seat auditorium

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  • Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

    A brand new, state-of-the-art airport is slated for construction in 2014 and will be completed for New Orleans’ 300th anniversary in 2018.  The $826 million facility will be located on the north side of the current property.  The economic model will allow airlines to bring in more daily flights to better service meeting attendees and drive attendance.  The recent $300 million improvements in air service, facility and customer experience unveiled in Q1 2013 will be utilized over the next five years and then used in reproposing the existing terminal. 


    Southwest Airlines added 1.5 million new seats in Q1 of 2013.  There are 143 average daily departures with 17,977 average daily seats to 40 non-stop destinations.  New flights added to Dallas/Ft. Worth and Cancun as of May 2013, and New York, Los Angeles and Austin by November 2013.  New Orleans First City to Debut New American Airlines Embraer E-175 Jet, which will increase s...
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  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome

    The Mercedes-Benz Superdome has hosted major events for more than 35 years, including Superbowl XLVII and annual events like the Essence Music Festival and the Sugar Bowl. Association and corporate groups have taken advantage of the Superdome's versatility to create unique special events for their conventions, tradeshows, private parties, and meetings. The Superdome is a blank canvas for any size or type of meeting or event.

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  • Testimonials

    The Clean Show, June 2013
    "Clean 2013 was a success. It's no small task presenting an industrial trade show with working equipment that requires the full spectrum of utilities an exhibition hall offers. Much credit must go to the extraordinary staff of the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. Thanks also to the people at the Convention and Visitors Bureau for always being ready to help us, and for being such welcoming hosts"
    -Paul Philips, Clean 2013 / World Educational Congress for Laundering and Drycleaning

    Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, April 2013
    "Throughout the course of my career I have had the pleasure of working with a number of top tier destinations. None have matched the level of service and professionalism that we experienced during the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) this past April. The city of New Orleans, the convention center, hotel/hospitality community and the staff of the NOCVB were al...
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  • Shanon Villeneuve
    Shanon Villeneuve

    Manager, Midwest Regional Office
    New Orleans Convention and Visitors Buerau
    New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Peggy Hagaman
    Peggy Hagaman

    Manager, Midwest Regional Office
    New Orleans Convention and Visitors Buerau
    New Orleans, Louisiana