Despite post-Katrina infrastructure and reputation damage, a national recession, restrictions in corporate business travel, and the BP oil spill, New Orleans is once again welcoming millions of visitors per year, hosting prominent corporate and association meetings, and earning awards as one of the hottest leisure destinations in America. The number of annual visitors increased from 3.7 million in 2006 to 7.5 million in 2009. From January - May 2010, New Orleans was the number one destination in the country for REVPAR, growth, a hotel industry measure of success. Please click below to view the latest tourism, hospitality and cultural economy facts, statistics and milestones.
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