The National Tour Association (NTA) has awarded
with two honors at their Second Annual Distinct Dozen Awards. The awards, recognizing product quality and partnership, are distributed based on votes by NTA tour operators.
New Orleans CVB won in the following categories:
Silver in Favorite Big City Destination, tied with the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau; NYC and Company took the gold in this category.
Gold in Favorite Culinary Destination, followed by a silver three-way tie between Visit California, New York State Division of Tourism and Travel Portland
Founded in 1951, the NTA is a network serving more than 600 North American destinations, 1,500 tour suppliers, and 1,500 tour operators. Their buyer members buy travel product both domestically and internationally, while their seller members comprise the largest network of any association in the travel industry.
Kim Priez, vice president of tourism, New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau (www.neworleanscvb.com), said: “The CVB’s tourism sales team has had an excellent relationship with NTA and its members for decades. It is a real honor to be recognized by our clients, as well as the cultural and culinary treasures that make New Orleans such as special destination for tour groups.”