Google Year In Search Result Showcases Crescent City as Top Destination

New Orleans is recognized as a top holiday destination in 2019 by a number of influential travel and lifestyle publications. Consistent pitching and storytelling of the city’s traditions like Réveillon dinners, bonfires and festive décor are among the many reasons’ media are touting New Orleans as a place to visit this holiday season.

  • Condé Nast Traveler The Best Places to Spend Christmas in the U.S.
  • Fodor’s These Are the Most Romantic U.S. Destinations to Spend the Holiday Season
  • Insider The 20 Most Festive Places to Spend The Holidays in the U.S.
  • Newsweek Best Christmas Vacations 2019: 10 Top Picks For Beach Escapes, City Breaks, Romantic Getaways
  • Travel + Leisure Everything You Need to Do in New Orleans This Holiday Season

Information on the city’s holiday festivities can be found here.

“It is an honor to have New Orleans considered one of the best places to spend the holidays by respected media outlets,” said Stephen Perry, president and CEO of New Orleans & Company. “Our rich culture and festive traditions attract travelers to experience New Orleans under the glow of lights and sounds of music during a meaningful season. We are delighted to celebrate this special time of year with our visitors.”

Google also recently unveiled its 2019 Year In Search announcing New Orleans as one of the top ten “trip to” searched destinations by Americans, ranking number seven behind Maldives, Japan, Bora Bora, Las Vegas, Mexico and Alaska. The city’s culinary influence is also evident in the top searched recipes with Popeyes chicken sandwich ranking at number seven and King Cake at number ten.

Google’s Year In Search summarizes the top trending searches of the year, including everything from news to entertainment. A full list of 2019’s top searches can be found here.

“New Orleans’ unparalleled hospitality, rich culture and unique experiences provide the perfect foundation to tell the city’s stories to national and international audiences,” said Mark Romig, president and CEO of New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation. “We are pleased to see our marketing efforts are attracting potential visitors to research a vacation to our city and possibly join us in the future.”

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