From December 1 - 31, 2020, 29 hotels throughout New Orleans are offering travel advisor rates starting at $61 + taxes per night through New Orleans & Company’s Holiday Travel Advisor FAM. While some blackout dates apply, many hotel packages include discounted parking, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary breakfast, available exclusively for qualified travel advisors.**
“The holidays in New Orleans are a magical experience including Réveillon dinners, shopping in historic neighborhoods, and stunning light displays,” says Kim Priez, senior vice president of tourism at New Orleans & Company. “This FAM is a great opportunity to experience what New Orleans has to offer, both during the holidays and year-round. And of course, we will showcase how travelers can enjoy the city’s authentic culture while following COVID protocols in place for everyone’s safety.”
While taking advantage of hotel rates from fabulous New Orleans hotels 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.
Holiday festivities include multicourse pre-fixed dinners at world-renowned restaurants, a wealth of local shopping for holiday gifts, and beautiful light displays including Celebration in the Oaks, consisting of more than one million lights illuminated in the 1,300-acre New Orleans City Park, and Supernova on the Greenway, a new lights exhibit this holiday season on Lafitte Greenway, the 2.6-mile-long linear park and trail running through the heart of New Orleans. Learn more here: holiday.neworleans.com
Travel advisors can register for New Orleans’ Holiday Travel Advisor FAM by completing this form. Once registered and verified, they will receive an email with hotel offers and a request link for the VIP Pass to use during your stay.
For group assistance or questions about the Holiday FAM, travel professionals can contact Thu Tran at firstname.lastname@example.org or (504)566-5053. For additional resources and information, visit www.neworleans.com/travel-professionals.
Safely Enjoying New Orleans
The City is currently in Phase 3 which means that restaurants and attractions are open at 75% and bars are open at limited capacity, mainly offering outdoor seating and to go drinks. Live music is limited but as always New Orleans business owners and musicians have gotten creative without door shows and expanded outdoor seating for dining with our mild weather in December. Our community and the hospitality industry are taking the situation very seriously and striving to make New Orleans as safe as possible for all, especially our guests. We have instituted a NOLA Hospitality Safe Program through which hotels, restaurants, musicians, and others have taken a pledge to follow COVID-19 reopening guidelines and guests are asked to do the same.
New Orleans & Company is a nationally accredited, 1,100-member destination marketing organization and the largest and most successful private economic development corporation in Louisiana. New Orleans & Company and its members and partners influence thousands of decision-makers and millions of visitors to choose New Orleans through direct sales, marketing, public relations, branding, visitor services and local advocacy initiatives at our New Orleans headquarters. Consistently recognized as one of the top five destination marketing organizations in the country, New Orleans & Company celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2020. For more information, please visit NewOrleans.com/about.
**Available to qualified travel professionals only