NEW ORLEANS – (June 1, 2018) – New Orleans has claimed one of the coveted positions on TripAdvisor’s “Most Excellent” lists, named a “Most Excellent City Overall.” This designation is based on New Orleans having earned the highest percentage of TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence recipients. Certificates of Excellence are given to accommodations, restaurants and experiences that deliver great service and consistently achieve high traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. New Orleans is listed among international destinations such as Reykjavik, Iceland, Edinburgh, UK, and Bali, Indonesia on the “Most Excellent City Overall” list.

“New Orleans’ hospitality and commitment to service continue to impress our visitors and were key factors in making New Orleans one of the top destinations in the world. It is a great honor to have so many of our partners earn the Certificate of Excellence from one of the largest travel sites in the world,” said Stephen Perry, President and CEO, New Orleans & Company. “Thank you to our restaurants, hotels, attractions and tours for offering guests unparalleled service while visiting New Orleans.” 

“This recognition is a true testament to the hard work of the great men and women in the tourism and hospitality industry who are providing our visitors with a first-class New Orleans experience,” said Mark Romig, President and CEO, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation. “This is such an amazing honor, and together with our industry partners, we will continue to make New Orleans a world-class destination.”

More information on TripAdvisor’s “Most Excellent” lists can be found here.

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 and offices in Chicago, Columbia, SC, Washington, D.C., the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, Brazil and China. Consistently recognized as one of the top five destination marketing organizations in the country, New Orleans & Company celebrates its 58th anniversary in 2018. For more information, please visit

New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC) promotes the city as a leisure tourism destination throughout the year. Annually, NOTMC’s marketing campaigns include strategic digital and broadcast TV advertising, social media and public relations. Websites:;; Social Media:;;;


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