Author: Jennifer Gibson Schecter

The More You Know

  There is no precedent for the current state of the world and the impact of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Many of us feel we are grasping at straws to know where to begin in the “new normal.” We’ve…

Break a Leg

When people travel, they are wise to look for cultural gems off the beaten path. That is especially true for New Orleans and the larger metro region. Ask most locals what they do on a Friday night, and few would…

Fly the Freundlicher Skies

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) has welcomed German airline Condor Airlines for seasonal summer flights to Frankfurt, Germany since 2017. The direct flights have been popular and were a boon to New Orleans positioning itself as an international…

Keeping the Beat

The lineup for the 37th Annual French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron has been announced and will draw hundreds of thousands of people to the French Quarter April 16-19. The event is the largest free festival that celebrates Louisiana music…

In the Biz: Unconventional Resolutions

There is something inherently human about measuring and marking time. For eons, our ancestors needed to anticipate the cycles of nature for hunting animals and gathering vegetation, and after agrarian culture began, they marked seasons for managing crops. In modern…

Date at the Gate

  Would you go on a date at an airport? Or spend some alone time shopping and dining there? Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) believes there is a demand for such visits, and today it launches its new…

A Star in the East

Jennifer Gibson Schecter was once a tourist in New Orleans herself and is now proud to call NOLA home. She also writes the Wednesday Tourism Blog on BizNewOrleans.com.   As someone who…

Tourism Talks Tech

Every industry struggles with how best to use technology. Tech is constantly changing, consumers’ comfort levels are frequently adjusting and demands for convenience are increasing. That being said, the tourism and hospitality industry is, at its heart, an industry about…

No Hair of the Dog Here

New Orleans has a complicated relationship with alcohol. We celebrate historic cocktails like the Sazerac and Ramos Gin Fizz. We tout our open container laws and create personalized go-cups for birthdays and weddings. That sense of freedom to imbibe is…

Right Place, Right Time

Jennifer Gibson Schecter was once a tourist in New Orleans herself and is now proud to call NOLA home. She also writes the Wednesday Tourism Blog on BizNewOrleans.com.   Between the 54 monthly magazine columns (so far) and 220 weekly…

MSY User Guide

The time has finally come. After nearly four years of construction, the new $1 billion terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is opening Wednesday, Nov. 6. All commercial flights will use the new terminal at 1 Terminal…