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New Orleans Testimonials

Don't take our word for it. Read our collection of New Orleans testimonials. From Conde Nast to Southern Living, see what they have to say!

We could talk about how New Orleans is the perfect meeting destination all day long, but it might mean more coming from meeting planners, event goers and industry leaders like you. Hear their “One Time, in New Orleans...” stories, then write your own.


2017 Destination Awards and Honors  

  • Garden & Gun named New Orleans one of the South’s 10 Best Food Towns in their October/November 2017 issue.
  • Galerie Magazine has named the Besthoff Sculpture Garden in New Orleans City Park one of the "World's 10 Most Beautiful Sculpture Parks", August 2017. 
  • TravelWeekly has named New Orleans one of the "United States' Best Music Experiences", July 2017. 
  • Food & Wine named New Orleans one of the Best Food Cities in the World in their July 2017 issue.
  • Travel + Leisure named New Orleans the No. 4 City in the United States for the fourth consecutive year in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2017.
  • Conde Nast Traveler has named New Orleans' hotel, The Ace Hotel one of the "Best New Hotels in the World," April 2017.
  • TripAdvisor has named New Orleans one of the "Top Value Cities for an Epic Getaway," April 2017. 
  • Southern Living has named New Orleans one of the "South's Best Cities", March 2017.
  • Southern Living has named New Orleans' restaurant, Commander's Palace, the "South's Best Restaurant", March 2017. 
  • Expedia Viewfinder has named New Orleans one of the "Most Creative Places in America" as a part of their list of America's Most Artistic Towns, March 2017. 
  • TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals has featured New Orleans on their list of "Valentine's Day Travel Ideas in the Most Romantic Cities", February 2017. 
  • Trivago has named New Orleans the number two "B&B Destination for Valentine's Travel" in the world, February 2017.
  • Fox Sports has named New Orleans the "Number One Super Bowl Host City", February 2017. 
  • Travel + Leisure has named New Orleans one of "America's Most Charming Cities", January 2017. 
  • TripAdvisor named New Orleans one of the "20 Best Girlfriend Getaways You Can Take Without a Passport", January 2017.


 “New Orleans is a place that welcomes all and its culture will add a level of engagement to our attendees' experience.” - DeRon Talley, M3 Creator, June 2017

“The services and tools you offer are the BEST that we have ever received from a CVB and we've been in at least 8 different locations over the years. Again, thank you.” - Monique Hill, MSW, Assistant Professor | Department of Library Science and Informatics, 10th National Conference on Health DisparitiesMay 2017

 “Our 4,000-person conference became a citywide for the first time this year. With over 15+ Marriott hotels within walking distance to the convention center, other unique venues for evening events, many community service opportunities, the excitement and history of the city, and the phenomenal weather and food - there was no better place! New Orleans helped us achieve all our conference goals!” - Jennifer Kellogg, CMP, Senior Director, Meeting Planning, March/April 2017

“Typically, ISRI's largest shows are in Las Vegas. We plan for lower attendance outside of that city. For only the second time in our history, our convention attendance in New Orleans exceeded the previous year's Las Vegas attendance (it happened once before coming out of Vegas into San Diego). Convention success requires a great convention center, but it also requires a destination that interests our attendees. As a planner, the level of attention we received from convention center management and from the New Orleans CVB was truly appreciated. There are few venues in the country that can rival the support offered - and delivered - by these teams." - Chuck Carr, VP of Member Services, April 2017

“The event was great!! We had a good turnout, the people loved the location and the city did a parade on the first Congress day going to a welcome party and fantastic dinner organized by Visit New Orleans at Mardi Gras World. I have to say that the service and support from the CVB was really a big help and this is much better in comparison to many other cities.” - Lucien Walraven, Events Logistics Manager, October, 2016

“Wow, what an amazing event we had in New Orleans! Your partnership enabled us to keep a seamless program and provide excellent service that exceeded our members' expectations without diminishing the overall quality of service. Your flexibility and expertise made planning these events easy, even when we had last minute requests. Your entire team deserves praise on their professionalism and willingness to prioritize on the move. I could not think of a better city or a better CVB team to be with during my maiden voyage as director." - Eric Commodore, CMP, CEM, Director of Meeting & Event Planning, February 2016