July 6 2010 | Upcoming EventsA special message from the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau!
July 6, 2010 -9:10 a.m. CT: Our hearts go out to our fellow Louisiana citizens on the Gulf Coast who are suffering from this environmental tragedy. Visitors to New Orleans should know that the city is located 100 miles inland, thus we have avoided any physical or environmental damage. Tourism in New Orleans has undergone a resurgence this year as huge numbers of visitors and convention-goers have flocked to one of the world's most exciting culinary and nightlife destinations. We continue to meet and exceed the expectations of hundreds of thousands of business and leisure travelers and festival-goers. New Orleans tourism officials are constantly monitoring the environmental impact on our wetlands and beautiful marshes two hours to our south bordering the Gulf of Mexico. We are most appreciative of our fellow citizens around the world who are closely watching events unfold and looking to find any way to lend support. Our world famous seafood industry has and always will go through rigorous testing from various strict agencies before our product reaches market, and our renowned chefs ensure that only the highest quality fresh products are prepared and served. In fact, our restaurants and food suppliers work with purveyors locally and nationally to ensure food quality and safety from sea to table. This has long been a New Orleans commitment. Additionally, the BP oil spill has had no impact on the air or water quality in New Orleans both of which are completely safe and unaffected. Air and water quality samples are taken regularly and tested as they are in every major American city as a matter of course. To learn more about seafood please visit www.louisianaseafood.com.