Hospitality

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Thomas Perumean
May 22, 2020 - 7:52 am
This Memorial Day Weekend is likely to be the most important holiday for the New Orleans hospitality industry.
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Chris Miller
March 28, 2018 - 9:01 am
Bottles of alcohol, conveniently delivered to your home -- it could become legal in Louisiana as a bill moves on the senate floor. With home delivery apps like waitr bringing meals into people's homes, why not include adult beverages? That's the idea behind senator Blade Morrish's bill. "For...
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March 20, 2018 - 1:52 pm
(AP) _ A rewrite of Louisiana's riverboat casino laws, to allow the gambling facilities to move to land, has started advancing in the Senate. The proposal by Sen. Ronnie Johns received the backing Tuesday of a Senate judiciary committee after nearly getting derailed over concerns the casinos do too...
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Jim Hanzo
February 22, 2018 - 8:37 am
Have you ever eaten in a restaurant by yourself? It's a trend that seems to be happening more these days. The reason is everyone seems to be so busy and millennials, according to food show host and restaurant critic Tom Fitzmorris do it quite a bit. "I would say it probably is slipping upward...
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David Blake
February 16, 2018 - 12:35 pm
It's the first Friday of the Lenten season, and you can bet local seafood restaurants and seafood houses will be jam-packed. We already know that crawfish are in high demand but expensive. So, we asked Harland Pierce, the Chairman of the Gulf Seafood Institute, for some best bets. He says you can't...
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Jim Hanzo
February 08, 2018 - 9:20 am
While it looks like this weekend's Mardi Gras activities will be wet, still thousands of visitors will be coming into the city to party and celebrate. Mark Romig, president and CEO for New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, says this weekend should be quite busy. "We were creeping into the low...
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February 08, 2018 - 8:49 am
(WWL.com) Once every few years, holidays important to Louisianans fall in the same week. This year, Mardi Gras will be Tuesday, February 13th and Valentine’s Day will fall on the next day. It may prove to be interesting for restaurants to get couples to eat out on the second most popular holiday...
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Jim Hanzo
January 25, 2018 - 9:18 am
Is Lite beer taking over the beer industry? According to a poll by the trade publication, Beer Marketer's Insights, Lite beer is holding the 3 top spots for beer sellers across the U.S. Budweiser, "the King of Beers" has fallen to number 4. Miller Lite has moved in as the No. 3 favorite beer,...
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Chris Miller
January 25, 2018 - 7:59 am
Travel to the U.S. has been on the decline for the last year. According to the National Travel and Tourism Office, there was a four percent drop in 2017. International tourism is an area local tourism officials have targeted for growth. While international visitors coming to the U.S. fell four...
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