New Orleans Now: The Charm is Here to Stay
There's been a lot of talk about New Orleans since the devastation of Katrina in 2005. It's been a challenging journey to bring New Orleans back to its original glory, but it's definitely back, and some even say this alluring city is better and more vibrant than ever!
New Orleans has made an unprecedented recovery, and now is a great time to rediscover the sights, sounds and tastes of this storied city.
The fact is that, despite adversity, New Orleans continues to be a unique blend of culture, cuisine and music, as well as being the home of the world's liveliest celebration, Mardi Gras, and so much more.
Here you'll find Jazz Fest and the French Quarter Festival, you'll discover a collection of celebrity chefs that make New Orleans one of the top three food destinations in the world, and you'll find nightlife that surpasses everything you've heard and anything you can imagine.
New Orleans is, without a doubt, a city worthy of having been rebuilt.
We invite you to see what all the buzz is about. Come to New Orleans and experience a city reborn!
"What a fabulous city. Incredible architecture, wonderful food and the friendliest people I have ever met. I have traveled all over the world and never met people as friendly and welcoming as your residents. I have to say 'thank you' for making me feel at home. We will definitely be back for many more visits to New Orleans."
-Jon Wojciechowski, Jr.
Harrah's New Orleans Guest
"I also have never felt so welcomed to a city. It's true there is no other place like New Orleans, and I hope many conventions and visitors will come soon to enjoy all the city has to offer."
President, American Library Association
"While there is clearly still a lot of work to be done to heal New Orleans, meeting attendees would never know there was a storm of such magnitude that hit this city, since the hotels, convention center and restaurants in the major tourist areas are fully functional and in great shape."
-Terri Breining, Founder and CEO, Concepts Worldwide, Inc.
"It was great to see the city's successful rebirth and even more pleasurable to be a small part of it."
Media Relations Director, Fox Sports Network