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Paying More but Getting Less for Lodging? Try a B&B!

7 August 2008

Amid a difficult economy, overall satisfaction with hotels is down notably in 2008, says the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 survey of customer satisfaction with North American hotels. Four of the six segments — upscale, mid-scale full service, mid-scale limited service and economy/budget — fell in overall satisfaction compared with 2007. And overall satisfaction with […]

Summer in New Orleans is Value Time!

22 May 2008

Contrary to popular belief, visiting New Orleans in the summer months is a good thing. Yes, its Hurricane season, but before Katrina the city was not effected by a major storm for years (more than 20). The media has done a good job of reminding folks about our summer weather and some are still not […]


25 September 2007

The Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast has been selected as “Best Value” in the annual Best of Awards, 2007-2008.  The Best of Awards were presented based upon a qualitative and quantitative review of the nearly 10,000 independent reviews submitted to, the leading online B&B directory and reservation network worldwide. “We know how […]

New Orleans Honored as #2 most beautiful place in America!!!

8 September 2007

Despite what you may have thought about our area, thanks to the negative media reports for the last two years, the truth has finally come forward. New Orleans has been honored on NBC’s The Today Show as the Second Most Beautiful Place in America! Today Show’s “America the Beautiful” series Sept. 6, 2007’s edition showed the Gulf Coast’s […]

Katrina Anniversary Positive Media Coverage Generated by the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau as of August 29,2007

3 September 2007

While the overall tone of the second anniversary media coverage focused on the recovery yet to take place, the New Orleans CVB, along with its global PR partner Weber Shandwick, was successful in gaining positive national press about the success of New Orlean’s tourism industry, our culture and resilience. Here are excerpts from print media […]

It’s So Not What You Think About New Orleans!

15 July 2007

Well, it’s July 15, 2007 and as I gaze out to the beautiful garden that we have, I’m reminded that so many people around the country have such a wrong impression about our city. Yes, the media does talk about crime and hurricane season, but that’s just not the complete story. The crime is only […]

The summer of 2007 is a great time to visit New Orleans

19 June 2007

Just saw an ad for Airtran for cities around the country with airfares starting as low as $39 dollars. Some destinations include New Orleans. With the city back in full force, now is a great time to plan a vacation here for a little play. Yes, its warm, but the rates are hot and everything […]

Online Reviews can be Misleading-Take each with a Grain of Salt

26 February 2007

Recently there has been much controversy about websites that provide “unbiased” opinions about lodging and restaurants. There has been research done that suggests that not all comments are from actual users, but that many are generated by marketing organizations assigned to promote or attack clients or their competition. This is referred to as Buzz marketing. […]

Another reason to travel to New Orleans

7 January 2007

“Healing a Broken Heart can be made easier with a Big Easy Package”; that was the headline quote in today’s (January 7,2007) Birmingham News front page travel section. In an article by Lynn Edge, who has authored three books on travel in Alabama as well as others, she interviews the Innkeeper of the Avenue Inn […]

January in New Orleans-Almost like Summer

1 January 2007

So many of our friends live up North. Thirty degrees for the high temperature of the day is not uncommon. Bone chilling rain, sleet, and snow are expected and tolerated. Scraping off the ice from the windshield a daily ritual. For someone who lives in the South the question always arises: Why do folks not flock […]

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