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“New Orleans' Turns out as a new tourist destination”

 

New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. Nicknamed the "Big Easy," it's known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. Embodying its festive spirit is Mardi Gras, the late-winter carnival famed for raucous costumed parades and public partying.

 

 

The number of international tourists traveling to the Crescent City grew by more than one-third in 2015, federal statistics show — the biggest one-year increase of any major U.S. city.

 

That's welcome news for local tourism industry officials, who have targeted that market segment for growth. International travelers tend to stay in the city longer — typically as long as 18 days — and spend more money during their visit than U.S. tourists. Already, New Orleans attracts about 675,000 international travelers annually.

 

 

Last year, visitors to New Orleans spent more than $7 billion, beating the previous year's record, according to a recent University of New Orleans study.

New Orleans' international travel grew 37 percent in 2015, according to figures released July 28 by the National Travel and Tourism Office, which is part of the United States Department of Commerce.

 

 

Louisiana — which had an estimated 36 percent increase — was tied with Washington state for No. 2, behind only Michigan, for overall growth in international visitors.A record 77.5 million foreign travelers visited the U.S. in 2015, up 3 percent from a year earlier, according to the figures.

 

 

The top three cities most visited by overseas travelers in 2015 were New York City, Miami and Los Angeles, according to the report.Behind New Orleans, Seattle and Dallas saw the next biggest increase in international travelers.

 

 

This year, New Orleans hosted the U.S. Travel Association’s annual trade show, IPW, which drew more than 6,000 attendees from 73 countries, including more than 1,300 international and domestic travel buyers.The figures were compiled by polling international visitors who flew into the U.S. about their travel plans.

 

 

In May, more than 1 million visitors traveled through Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, the largest single-month tally in the facility's seven-decade history and the first time the facility served 1 million passengers within a month.

 

 

It turns out that New Orleans' as a tourist destination isn't confined to the 50 states & we wish it to grow more.

 

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