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Gumbo, crab, shrimp
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New Orleans & Company (formerly the NOCVB) is the brand steward for the City of New Orleans as well as the catalyst for the $8.7 billion economic impact that the hospitality industry brings to the city. With over 1,100 members, New Orleans & Company is the de facto trade association for the New Orleans hospitality industry.  Additionally, New Orleans & Company is the booking agent for the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. 

If you are looking to expand your reach, market to the visitor economy, connect with meetings and conventions or support the 89,000 employees in the local hospitality community, New Orleans & Company is your conduit to achieve these goals.

2018 New Orleans & Company Statistics:

Convention Sales confirmed more than 1,200 meetings and conventions for the city

Tourism Sales confirmed more than 550,000 room nights of group tourism business

Public Relations & Communications hosted more than 2,400 journalists in the city

2017 General Visitation Statistics:

Total Number of Visitors

· The number of visitors to the New Orleans area in 2017 was estimated at 17.74 million.

  • A total of 12.01 million visitors stayed overnight in the New Orleans area. Of these visitors, 8.29 million stayed in hotels, 1.8 million stayed with friends or relatives, and 1.56 million stayed in other accommodations.

Total Visitor Expenditures

  • Total New Orleans visitor spending in 2017 was determined to be $8.7 billion. The largest spending categories include transportation (this number includes airfare, not just local spending) and food & beverage at $2.64 and $2.02 billion, respectively.
Total Visitor Spending 2017
Spending Category  
Lodging $1.76 Billion
Food & Beverage $2.02 Billion
Entertainment/Recreation $1.14 Billion
Shopping $880 Million
Transportation* $2.64 Billion
Other $352 Million


$8.7 Billion

*transportation figure also includes airfare, not just local spending