New Orleans, LA- October 26, 2023- During the month of December travel advisors can take advantage of special hotel rates and exclusive offers from our hospitality community, through New Orleans & Company’s Holiday Travel Advisors independent familiarization trip.

For more than a decade, New Orleans & Company has teamed with its hospitality partners during the month of December to help showcase the city for travel advisors across the country. It’s a collaborative effort that gives travel advisors the opportunity to experience the city firsthand, while enhancing the city’s visibility and accessibility, and benefiting the travel industry.

“Holidays New Orleans Style” offers experiences that will mesmerize visitors and locals alike, including the 10th anniversary of the spectacular one-of-a-kind light show known as Luna Fete. It also includes more than seven acres of light-based artwork from numerous artists and a nightly art market. Visitors can also surround themselves with hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights draped across centuries old oak trees in the month long displays at New Orleans’ City Park. Celebration in the Oaks also offers visitors both walking and driving tours to get you in the holiday spirit.

“New Orleans during the holiday season is a magical place,” said Kim Priez, senior vice president of tourism at New Orleans & Company. “Travel advisors can immerse themselves, in a unique blend of our festive holiday traditions, rich culture and warm hospitality, while enjoying great deals and learning what New Orleans has to offer year-round. These customers are critical in driving our tourism economy.”

New Orleans is also home to world renowned restaurants, with many offering special pre-fixed holiday Réveillon dinners. Holiday festivities also include caroling in Jackson Square, a wealth of shops for holiday gift buying and NOLA Christmas Fest which brings a winter wonderland of fun holiday options for all.

While taking advantage of hotel rates during the Holiday FAM, travel advisors can also request a VIP Pass to use during their stay. The pass provides travel professionals exclusive access to discounts and special offers at restaurants, museums, and other popular attractions around New Orleans.

To register for the 2023 holiday travel advisors FAM trip, click here.

For more information on new offerings in New Orleans or assistance with group planning travel advisors should contact Rachel Funel, Senior Account Executive - New Orleans & Company, at or 1-504-566-5018.  


New Orleans & Company is the tourism and hospitality industry’s official destination sales, marketing and trade organization, responsible for driving over $10 billion of diverse annual business to the regional cultural economy. We attract leisure and cultural travel, business meetings, conventions, weddings, festivals, sporting and special events to New Orleans, considered the cultural capital of the south, in a highly competitive global environment. Founded in 1960, New Orleans & Company is committed to celebrating the richness of our culture while creating jobs, building careers, and enhancing the quality of life for every New Orleanian. For more, please call 504-566-5011, visit, Facebook at New Orleans & Company, or Twitter and Instagram @Visit New Orleans.