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Why Choose New Orleans?

300 Years of Meeting, Collaborating & Creating

Zack Smith

Walkable Downtown

New Orleans’ compact geographic footprint makes it easy to navigate between hotels and meeting facilities, as well as the iconic French Quarter, attractions and many of our 1,500 restaurants that make-up the complete destination experience. Learn more about how accessible we are.


Kathy Anderson

World Class Meeting & Event Facilities

The city of New Orleans and our plethora of unique venues offer an unbeatable backdrop to any event. We have hosted prominent international and regional conventions and meetings, as well as major events such as Essence Music Festival, Jazz & Heritage Festival, Super Bowl and NCAA Final Four. With one of the largest convention facilities in the country located just steps from many of the 1,500 world-renowned restaurants, you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience. Explore more meeting & event venues.


Erika Goldring

Awards & Recognition

America’s most authentic city welcomed more than 18.5 million visitors in 2018. Cvent named New Orleans among the "Top 50 Meeting Destinations in the United States” six years in a row. Meeting goers can’t be wrong when they say there’s something so right about New Orleans. Learn more about our Awards and Convention Successes here.


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Ease of Transportation

With more than 16 airlines and more than 56 non-stop destinations, traveling to the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is easy and affordable. And, it’s only getting better with the brand-new terminal opening in 2019. Once your attendees arrive, take the short trip to your hotel, then jump on the streetcar or grab a pedicab for a unique way to travel to your next meeting. See here for more information on getting around.


Joyce Bracey

Cuisine

Time in New Orleans isn’t kept in hours or days, but in meals. When dining in New Orleans, your attendees will experience a culinary adventure that spans a wide array of cuisines. Taste for yourself why New Orleans was named the No. 1 City for Food in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure. Discover more about our cuisine here.


Todd Coleman

Music

Music is how New Orleans’ first settlers found common ground, and no other city loves music more. Listen to a local singer, dance with a second line and feel the music of a jazz band at your next conference. Extend your networking hours into the streets of our city. Learn more about our music here.


Paul Broussard

Rich History, Art & Culture

Feed your soul in New Orleans with the rich history and culture of our 300-year-old city. Every corner is a stage and every wrought-iron fence is exhibit space in New Orleans. Leave with a story -- something you could only find in New Orleans. Find out about attractions and activities here.


Cheryl Gerber, NOTMC

Sights, Sounds & Exploration

New Orleans’ unique location and depth of history means there are endless options for tours and group sightseeing activities – from walking the historic, haunted streets of the French Quarter to cruising on the quiet waters of the swamp searching for alligators and wildlife. Plan your next tour here.


Zack Smith

Family Friendly

From world-renowned museums and living history, to unique tours, shopping and greenspace, there’s no shortage of fun for all ages in New Orleans. Bring the whole family and extend your visit to explore the Crescent City. Discover more family-fun here.


Paul Broussard

Sustainability

New Orleans’ hospitality industry is coming together to achieve greater sustainability. As enhancements take place within the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and numerous hotels and venues look to renovate and expand, New Orleans & Company is working to broaden efforts city-wide by establishing the Green Hospitality Nola coalition to bring together local hotels and venues to advance sustainability initiatives for New Orleans.