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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.

Accolades

2017 - 2018 Destination Awards and Honors 

  • TripAdvisor has named New Orleans one of the "10 Best Food Cities in the World", April 2018.
  • Southern Living readers recognized New Orleans the "South's Best Food City" in their "South's Best" list, March 2018. 
  • TripExpert named New Orleans the "Best North American Destination" in their "Experts' Choice 2018", March 2018. 
  • Resonance and National Geographic have included New Orleans in their list of "America's Best Small Cities", January 2018.
  • The New York Times has featured New Orleans as their Number One Destination on their list of "52 Places to Go in 2018", January 2018.
  • The Irish Times included New Orleans in their list of "52 Places to Visit in 2018", January 2018.
  • AARP has named New Orleans Number 1 in their list of "Top U.S. Destinations for 2018", January 2018.
  • The Globe and Mail's "Top 12 Travel Destinations to Keep Your Sights on for 2018" features New Orleans, January 2018.
  • Expedia's Viewfinder Travel Blog has named New Orleans in the "18 Cities that Must be Seen in 2018", January 2018.
  • Thrillist has named New Orleans in their "18 Best Places to Go for a Big Trip in 2018", January 2018.
  • Robb Report's "Best Places to Travel in February" features New Orleans, January 2018.
  • Harper's Bazaar UK named New Orleans in their list of "Places Everyone Will be Going on Holiday in 2018", January 2018.
  • Travel + Leisure featured New Orleans in their roundup of "Best Places to Travel in the U.S. in February", January 2018.
  • Bloomberg included New Orleans in their list of "Where to Go in 2018", January 2018.
  • CNN Travel's "Best Vacation Spots for 2018" features New Orleans, January 2018.
  • The Los Angeles Times included New Orleans in their roundup of "Where are you Going in 2018", January 2018.
  • TripAdvisor Blog's "30 Top USA Cities to Visit in 2018" featured New Orleans, January 2018.
  • Conde Nast Traveler's "Best Places to Travel in February" included New Orleans, December 2017.l
  • ESSENCE released their "5 Beyonce- Inspired Trips You Should Take in 2018" with New Orleans included, December 2017.
  • New York Times featured New Orleans in the "10 Bargain Destinations for 2018", December 2017. 
  • Thrillist included New Orleans in their list of "Best Places to Travel in February", December 2017.
  • USA Today named New Orleans in their list places "Where US Travelers Will Explore in 2018", December 2017.
  • Associated Press included New Orleans in their "Where to Go in 2018" roundup, December 2017.
  • AAA Via Magazine included New Orleans on their "8 Great Places to Visit in 2018", December 2017.
  • Business Insider named New Orleans among the "13 Best Places to Travel in February", December 2017.
  • Architectural Digest named New Orleans one of the “10 Places with the Wildest New Year’s Celebrations on the Planet”, December 2017.
  • New Orleans was named one of Zagat’s “30 Most Exciting Food Cities in America,” December 2017.
  • TripAdvisor has named New Orleans one of the “20 Best Winter Sun Getaways America has to Offer”, December 2017.
  • Conde Nast Traveler named New Orleans number five of their “18 Best Places to Travel in 2018”, December 2017.
  • New Orleans was featured on Rough Guide’s list of destinations to visit in 2018, December 2017.
  • Travel + Leisure announced their “50 Best Places to Travel in 2018”, and New Orleans was named among the list of national and international destinations, December 2017.
  • Frommer's Travel Guides included New Orleans as one of the “Best Places to Go in 2018”, December 2017.
  • Influential travel blog, The Points Guy, included New Orleans on their “18 Amazing Places to Travel in 2018” list, December 2017.
  • USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice named New Orleans as a “Best Place to Ring in the New Year”, December 2017.
  • PopSugar.com named New Orleans one of “The World’s Top 10 Most Glamorous Cities to Ring in the New Year”, December 2017.
  • USNews.com highlighted the “Best Winter Getaway” destination in each state, naming New Orleans as the best getaway in Louisiana, December 2017.
  • Fodor's Travel listed New Orleans on their “Go List” as one of their 52 destinations to visit in 2018, November 2017. 
  • 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.

Testimonials

"I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for your support of The Frontier 2018. The event was nothing short of excellent!!! Without your guidance and support, it could not have happened. Needless to say, we have been asked to not only have a Frontier 2019 but also expand to other cities, making New Orleans our center for industrial innovation." - Hank Torbert, Founder | The Frontier, April 2018

“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 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