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About New Orleans & Company

New Orleans & Company, formerly known as the New Orleans Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, is the official destination sales and marketing organization for New Orleans’ tourism industry representing over 1,100 member companies in the city’s hospitality community.

Founded in 1960, our mission is to inspire, promote and encourage travel to our city for the economic, social and community benefit of New Orleans and its people. Our vision is to ensure New Orleans remains the most remarkable, unique, and welcoming city in the world, not only to live and work in, but also to visit.

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New Orleans & Company is responsible for cultivating, nurturing, and growing the relationships between the businesses and attractions that make up the tourism industry, the visitors who invest in those businesses and attractions, and the city’s residents who benefit from tourism.

We are driven by four strategic goals:

  1. Deliver the Most Innovative and Exceptional Sales and Service
  2. Make New Orleans a Great Place to Live, Work and Visit
  3. Create and Own a Clear, World-Class Brand for New Orleans
  4. Restore International Tourism

Tourism employs approximately 75,000 people in New Orleans and generates nearly 40 percent of the city’s operating budget. It is vital to our economy.

For more information, please click here for an article from our President/CEO Walt Leger III, "Tourism IS Economic Development", published in Biz New Orleans Magazine in 2023

Click below to view current job opportunities, including internships and part-time registration staff positions.

New Orleans & Company | Why Tourism Matters

New Orleans & Company - Tourism Matters
New Orleans & Company - Tourism Matters