August 3, 2016
NOLA #1 In USA In International Tourism Growth
New Orleans’ international travel grew 37% 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. This represents the biggest one-year increase of any major U.S. City. Behind New Orleans, Seattle and Dallas saw the next biggest increase in international travelers, the report said. In other recent news:
- Travel + Leisure named New Orleans the #7 City in the World in their 2016 reader survey
- In May, In May, more than 1 million visitors traveled through Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, the largest single-month tally in the facility’s 70-year history
- 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
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