New Orleans is recognized as a top destination to visit in 2019 by a number of influential, travel and lifestyle publications. In large part to consistent pitching and storytelling from New Orleans & Company, media are touting new openings and developments among the many reasons to visit in 2019.

“It is an honor to have such well-regarded publications recognize what makes New Orleans one of the most unique destinations in the world. The enduring authenticity celebrated in our hospitality and culture attracts both leisure and business travelers to choose New Orleans, and we are looking forward to welcoming our visitors to see what is new in New Orleans in 2019 and beyond,” said Stephen Perry, President and CEO of New Orleans & Company.

“These rankings are a testimony to the women and men who make up the hospitality and tourism community in New Orleans,” said Mark Romig, President and CEO of New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation. “We are also pleased to see recognition that New Orleans is a city rich in unique cultural experiences and opportunities for visitors to come create their own stories of discovery and build memories that will last a lifetime.”

A full list of accolades throughout the year 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 and China. Consistently recognized as one of the top five destination marketing organizations in the country, New Orleans & Company celebrates its 59th anniversary in 2019. 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:;;;


Media Contacts:
Kristian Sonnier, New Orleans & Company, 504-566-5045,
Malana Joseph Mitchell, The Spears Group, 504-559-0823,