SPORTS. AND EVENTS
New Orleans will host several events in the next few years, including:
CRESCENT CITY CLASSIC - MARCH 30 2013
• 2013 NCAA Women’s Final Four
The Allstate Sugar Bowl has committed to New Orleans through the 2014 bowl season
2014 THE NBA NEW ORLEANS HORNETS WILL CHANGE NAME TO THE "PELICANS" (STATE
BIRD OF LOUISIANA)
|New Orleans News
There are plenty of flights into New Orleans! Currently, Louis Armstrong New Orleans
International Airport offers 117 flights serving 33 cities.
SAFETY AND CRIME
Crime exists in all major cities. In New Orleans, 99 percent of violent crime is targeted
criminal-on-criminal drug and retaliation acts which occur in inner-city neighborhoods, not in
popular tourist areas.
As with any destination, we recommend that vacationers and convention attendees practice
common sense and do not wander into deserted, non-tourist areas of the city.
CURRENT POST-KATRINA POPULATION
According to GCR & Associates, roughly 72-75 percent of the population or 327,000
residents have returned to New Orleans proper with GCR estimating 454,000 residents prior
to Hurricane Katrina. According to the August 24, 2008, issue of The Times-Picayune, Post-
Katrina, the metropolitan New Orleans area has 1,165,440 residents. Pre-Katrina, this
number was approximately 1.3 million.
New Orleans’ hospitality industry is the city’s largest employer with a workforce that is over
The average temperature during the coldest month of the year, January, is 64 degrees F.
AIRPORT TAXI RATE
$33 for one or two persons to downtown and French Quarter. ($12 additional person)
We locals go to Cafe Du Monde at night. (You won't see locals
waiting in line in the morning - plus we don't get up that early.)
This must do attraction never closes - open 24 hours a day.
Beignets (Creole donuts) are served with Cafe Au Lait
(Located on Decatur St by Jackson Square)
Sit and listen to New Orleans
jazz in Music Legends Park
courtyard every evening.
300 block of Bourbon Street.
no cover charge
|AUGUST 1-4, 2013
Louisiana State Museum OLD U.S.
Mint - in the French Quarter
TWO NEW HOSPITALS
are currently under construction in New Orleans.
NEW AIRPORT EXPANSION planned for Louis Armstrong
International Airport. The planned terminal will greatly
expand the airport. It is scheduled for completion for the
300th birthday of New Orleans: 2018.
|The Saenger Theater will
reopen in October of 2013.
The 1927 atmospheric
theater was severely
damaged by hurricane
The 1927 Robert Morgan
theater organ was saved.
New York Broadway shows
will once again play at the
His Holiness the Dalai Lama and fellow honorary degree
recipients United States Poet Laureate Natasha
Trethewey, Allen Toussaint and Dr John before Tulane
University's Commencement Ceremony in New Orleans,
Louisiana on May 18, 2013. Photo/Sabree Hill
|DALAI LAMA VISITS