(nocvb) and New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (notmc) shows consecutive increases in both. Their methodology will provide us a comprehensive count for our visitors and visitor spending which will include the all-important day-trippers who come into the city for an event, attraction or meals but do not remain overnight. FOR immediate release, media Contacts: Kristian Sonnier, New Orleans CVB, Lea Sinclair, notmc, New Orleans Breaks Tourism Records for Visitation and Visitor Spending in 2016. KnowledgePanel is an online, address-based, sample panel offered by Knowledge Networks, that draws a national probability sample with balanced results to ensure accurate representation of the.S. For a complete list of dksas clients, visit: m/about-us/our-clients, in prior years, New Orleans utilized the University of New Orleans (UNO) Hospitality Research Center, which uses external data sources and survey methods to gather information. We offer a variety of ways to connect with the business and leisure travel markets, as well as key convention and trade show customers. Going into 2017, we continue to work side by side with our industry partners, especially the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, the New Orleans CVB and the Greater New Orleans Hotel Lodging Association, to reach as many potential visitors. This produces an apples-to-apples comparison with our peers and also helps explain why nearly 43 of our city sales taxes is paid by visitors, lessening the taxation need on New Orleans citizens, continued Perry. The city also saw.70 percent increase in number of visitors compared to the previous year, reporting.74 million annual visitors according.K. The results from 2017 demonstrate the unique position that New Orleans has in the mind of the discerning traveler, commented Mark Romig, President and CEO of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, notmc, the citys official leisure travel promotion agency. 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, Louisville, KY, Washington,.C.
For more information, please visit www. Food and beverage spending increased.3 percent (reaching.05 billion). This is the final year for using the UNO Hospitality Research Center's survey as the nocvb abc dragees code promo and notmc transition to a visitor count process administered by DK Shifflet Associates (DKS) for 2017s research. Transportation spending increased.7 percent (reaching.67 billion). Due to the efforts of the nocvb and notmc, visitor numbers and spending have steadily increased since Katrina, and the total number of visitors in 2016 surpassed the record visitation numbers set in 2004. The percentage of single visitors to New Orleans, not widowed or divorced, increased from.2 percent in 2015.8 percent in 2016. The transition.K. The New Orleans Convention Visitors Bureau (nocvb) is a nationally accredited, 1,100-member destination marketing organization and the largest and most successful private economic development corporation in Louisiana. Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board. Since 2010, visitation and spending in New Orleans have increased by nearly 26 percent and 40 percent respectively. In 2017, New Orleans experienced.02 percent increase in direct visitor spending contributing.7 billion to the economy.