NOCVB Wins Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Award For Sixth Consecutive Year
NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau (NOCVB) has been selected as a winner for the 14thannual Platinum Choice Awards. The Platinum Choice Awards, presented annually by Smart Meetings magazine, recognizes premier hotels, venues and CVBs, and has come to serve as a valuable resource for the meeting planner community.
“It is an honor to be recognized by our peers in the industry for New Orleans’ outstanding ability to host meetings, events and groups of all sizes,” said Stephen Perry, president and CEO of the NOCVB. “The NOCVB works every day on behalf of our city’s largest industry, tourism and hospitality, to keep New Orleans top of mind as a world-class meeting destination and continue to bring the top meetings events to our city.”
“New Orleans has such an authentic experience to offer meeting planners and attendees alike, and we take pride in working closely with planners to execute top-level events integrating New Orleans food, music and culture,” said Cara Banasch, MBA, SVP of convention sales and strategy for the NOCVB. “We are thrilled to receive this honor and to have been nominated by our peers, partners and customers.”
Hotels, venues and destinations are honored for exemplary standards of excellence in service and amenities including ambience, amenities, breadth of resources, facility quality, guest services, recreational activities, dining options, technical support and more. Candidates are nominated by industry professionals and reviewed by the Smart Meetings Editorial Team who selects the final honorees. All honorees will be featured in Smart Meetings December issue.
The NOCVB is a nationally accredited, 1,100-member destination marketing organization and the largest and most successful private economic development corporation in Louisiana, reps said. The CVB and its members influence thousands of decision-makers and millions of visitors to choose New Orleans through direct sales, marketing, public relations, branding and visitor services at our New Orleans headquarters and offices in Chicago, Columbia, SC, Washington, D.C., the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, Brazil and China, reps said. Consistently recognized as one of the top five CVBs in the country, the New Orleans CVB celebrates its 57th anniversary in 2017.