News

New Orleans Voted America’s Favourite City

New Orleans Voted America’s Favourite City

New Orleans, Louisiana, has been voted ‘America’s Favourite City” by the readers of Leisure and Travel Magazine.

In the annual ‘America’s Favourite Cities’ survey, 35 metropolitan areas of the USA were evaluated against criteria that make an impression on travellers. Which city has the widest array of hotel options, which offers the best museums, flea markets, microbrews, and which locals are the friendliest or have the sweetest accents were some of the 66 topics tested. New Orleans scored top five in more than half of them and was a “clear winner”, said Katrina Brown Hunt of Leisure and Travel Magazine.

The fine dining, architecture, music scene, gay-friendliness and people-watching were among New Orleans’ strongest categories, including wild weekends, antiques and cafes.

New Orleans Streetcars

Jody Hanson, Director of the UK office for New Orleans CVB and Louisiana Office of Tourism, saids: “I am elated with the results! New Orleans has been garnering a great deal of recognition lately, especially at World Travel Market in London this November, where it won a World Tourism Award for the extraordinary success of its transformation and rebirth post-Katrina and in the wake of the DeepWater Horizon oil spill, spurring new economic growth, tourism and employment. In addition, the Gulf Coast USA has just been voted into the top 10 regions to visit in 2013 by Lonely Planet.

“New Orleans welcomes all to see why it’s such a vibrant, colourful and award winning city!”

 

 

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

More in News

TUI Ireland and Gran Canaria Mystery Event

Ian BloomfieldMarch 25, 2019

Cork Airport Opens New Airport Control Centre and Office Suite

Neil SteedmanMarch 25, 2019

Eurocontrol and iTEC Sign Air Traffic Agreement

Michael FloodMarch 25, 2019

Coach Arrives at The Loop, T2, Dublin Airport

Neil SteedmanMarch 24, 2019

The Europe Hotel Wins Award for ‘Hotel Spa of the Year’

Michael FloodMarch 22, 2019

What Travel Agents Should Know When Booking Families with a Child Who Has Autism

Neil SteedmanMarch 22, 2019

British Airways B747 Gets Heritage Livery

Michael FloodMarch 21, 2019

World ATM Congress in Madrid

Michael FloodMarch 21, 2019

Atlantic Joint Venture: a Partnership of Air Canada, Lufthansa Group and United Airlines

Ian BloomfieldMarch 21, 2019

Copyright © 2019 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland