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Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser
Kenny Kuhn
March 11, 2020 - 12:42 pm
As a precaution, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell canceled all St. Patrick’s Day parades and events scheduled for the weekend. But was it the right move? Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser doesn’t think so.
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Arrivederci, Italia: U.S. travel warning death blow to tourism in Italy
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Associated Press
February 29, 2020 - 11:13 am
Arrivederci, Italia:U.S. travel advisory big blow to Italian
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Chris Miller
November 22, 2019 - 2:10 pm
Another accolade for New Orleans tourism -- TripAdvisor has designated the city "Most Excellent Overall." The rankings aren't just in the U.S., they're world wide "Trip Advisor is constantly being talked to by consumers around world about their experiences," said New Orleans Tourism and Marketing...
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Associated Press
November 04, 2019 - 7:19 am
(AP) — Two parishes in southeast Louisiana are launching a joint promotion to draw tourists from each other. Tangipahoa Parish is north-northeast of New Orleans, stretching from the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain north, toward Mississippi. Lafourche Parish is southwest of New Orleans, split by a...
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WWL Newsroom
October 24, 2019 - 12:57 pm
Patty Burnamen | WWL First News New Orleans cemeteries aren’t just the final resting place of area residents dating back more than 300 years. They’re also among the city’s featured tourist attractions. Pass any of the downtown cemeteries on any day, and you are likely to see busloads of tourists...
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Thomas Perumean
October 22, 2019 - 6:15 am
As city officials wrestle with the collapsed the Hard Rock Hotel project, a new hotel is approved. This new 240 room hotel is set to be built right across the street from the Hard Rock. The project will be reach higher into the sky than the Hard Rock, which got a variance to be built as tall as it...
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Chris Miller
September 16, 2019 - 8:33 am
The Port of New Orleans says the cruise business in the Crescent City is reaching new heights, with 1.2 million passengers last year and more growth expected in the next year. "New Orleans is currently the sixth-largest cruise port in the country," said Jessica Ragusa with the Port of New Orleans...
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Thomas Perumean
September 12, 2019 - 6:41 am
The Morial Convention Center Board wants their new convention center complex to reflect the culture and history of New Orleans. The board is putting out a call for the public's ideas and input on what the new complex should look like and feature. The new convention center complex is slated for 47...
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Thomas Perumean
July 08, 2019 - 8:15 am
Expecting a jump in river traffic the town of Vacherie is planning to build a new dock for boats to stop off on their way along the Mississippi. Buddy Boe, director of the commission, says Mississippi River cruising is about to double with an expected 75-thousand visitors coming to the area by 2024...
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