South (Destination)

How New Orleans Took Mardi Gras Virtual 

Recognizing the cultural and tourism importance of Mardi Gras, New Orleans arrayed its substantial forces to produce a three-day “Mardi Gras for All Y’all” virtual event that beamed the pageantry to viewers throughout the globe.

A Little Something More for Louisiana Meetings Groups

From the Louisiana Office of Tourism throwing in free seafood receptions in Shreveport-Bossier and beyond to new group offerings in Lake Charles and outdoor venues in New Orleans, the Pelican State is showing its trademark resilience to weather the pandemic tourism downturn.

Cleo Battle Set to Lead Louisville, and the Tourism Industry

Meetings industry fixture Cleo Battle, currently chief operating officer for Louisville Tourism, is about to attain the highest notch in the DMO career ladder when he takes on the mantle of president and CEO of the organization July 1. But his leadership role goes far beyond destination marketing.