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Gumbo, crab, shrimp
Gumbo, crab, shrimp


New Orleans & Company (formerly the NOCVB) is the brand steward for the City of New Orleans as well as the catalyst for the $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, the NOCVB is your conduit to achieve these goals.

2016 New Orleans CVB Statistics:

Convention Sales confirmed more than 1,000 meetings and conventions for the city

Tourism Sales confirmed more than 500,000 room nights of group tourism business

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

2016 General Visitation Statistics:

Total Number of Visitors

· The number of visitors to the New Orleans area in 2016 was estimated at 10.45 million.

  • A total of 8.51 million visitors stayed overnight in the New Orleans area. Of these visitors, 4.88 million stayed in hotels, 2.73 million stayed with friends or relatives, and 0.91 million stayed in other accommodations.
  • 1.93 million visitors to the New Orleans area came just for the day.
  • 45.7% of visitors in 2016 had an annual household income of $100,000 or more
  • 76% of visitors in 2016 were 35 years or older (33% were 50 – 64 years)


Total Visitor Expenditures

  • Total New Orleans visitor spending in 2016 was determined to be $7.41 billion. The largest spending categories include restaurants and lodging at $2.17 and $1.86 billion, respectively.
Total Visitor Spending 2016
Spending Category  
Lodging $1,862,651,552
Restaurants $2,169,547,957
Bars/Nightclubs $789,473,355
Local Transportation $431,112,421
Entertainment/Recreation $831,791,460
Shopping $1,133,140,404
Gambling $193,925,394
Total $7,411,642,543