New Orleans’ Hospitality Industry To Parade Through French Quarter, Celebrate National Travel And Tourism Week

NEW ORLEANS – The 7th Annual National Travel and Tourism Week Parade, led by the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau (NOCVB), will kick off on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., at 9:00 a.m.

         New Orleans hospitality industry workers will parade and promote tourism as the city’s number one economic driver. Joining the hundreds of uniformed industry workers, the parade will feature a brass band, floats and costumed revelers including stilt walkers, the Krewe of the Rolling Elvi, Black Storyville Baby Dolls, Camel Toe Lady Steppers and Pussyfooters, as well as local favorites Mr. Okra and the Tropical Isle Hand Grenade.

         The parade will pass through the French Quarter and end at the Capital One Pavilion in Woldenberg Park, St. Louis Street at the Mississippi River, where Louisiana Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and New Orleans CVB President and CEO Stephen Perry will address the crowd, announce 2015 tourism numbers, and thank the industry for helping set another record year for tourism spending.

         Tourism in the Crescent City employs more than 86,000 New Orleanians.

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