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New Orleans Tourism Facts & Stats

In 2017, New Orleans experienced a 6.02 percent increase in direct visitor spending contributing $8.7 billion to the economy. The city also saw a 5.70 percent increase in number of visitors compared to the previous year, reporting 17.74 million annual visitors according to D.K. Shifflet & Associates’ (DKSA) reporting.

Other useful statistics:

  • Population of New Orleans, as of July 1, 2017: 393,292 (U.S. Census Bureau)
  • Number of Restaurants as of August 1, 2017: 1550 (nomenu.com)
  • Number of Festivals: More than 135 festivals annually, which equates to roughly one festival every three days
  • Number of Hotel Rooms: More than 22,000 in the downtown area and more than 38,000 in the greater metro area as of January 1, 2017
  • Miles of Bike Lanes: More than 100 miles of on- and off-street bikeways
  • Louis Armstrong International currently hosts 15 airlines and serves 59 nonstop destinations with approximately 150 daily departures
  • The Port Of New Orleans reported more than 1 million cruise passengers in 2016