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New Orleans’ hospitality industry unites for National Travel and Tourism Week

NEW ORLEANS, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New Orleans' hospitality industry joins together today in support of the city's economic engine - tourism - which generates $5 billion in economic impact annua

Tropical Storm Lee making its way to the Gulf Coast

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana - The National Weather Service issued tropical storm warnings Thursday night from Pascagoula, Mississippi, to the Texas state line.

Much of Louisiana unaffected by oil spill

SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER, Louisiana - The Louisiana Office of Tourism, along with other state and federal government agencies and private sector entities, continue to work together to monitor the impact of

Mardi Gras celebrations helped but US hotel occupancy continues decline, report...

The US hotel industry posted declines in all three key performance metrics during the week of 15-21 February 2009, according to data from Smith Travel Research (STR).

Louisiana control tower forced to relinquish airspace due to short staffing

LAKE CHARLES, LA (September 19, 2008) - Air traffic controllers at Lake Charles Tower are not only suffering from the aftermath of Hurricane Ike but are also bearing the brunt of a severe staffing sho

Office of Tourism announces culinary trail

The Louisiana Office of Tourism has unveiled a new tool for attracting tourists to the state. The agency has released the Louisiana Culinary Trails Guide Book and has launched a new tourism Web site, www.louisianatravel.com/ culinary.