Economic Development

Watchdog group: New Orleans should get more from hotel tax, scrutiny needed for Convention Center

By Tyler Bridges

Source: The Advocate

January 31, 2019

The Bureau of Governmental Research has waded into the big-dollar tax dispute between Mayor LaToya Cantrell and the tourism...

Restoring 1 percent hotel sales tax for New Orleans infrastructure is a non-starter, tourism officials say

By Beau Evans

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 30, 2019

Restoring a 1 percent sales tax on New Orleans hotels would be a step too much for the city’s...

Diverse reaction to recommendations on New Orleans hotel tax

By Kevin McGill

Source: The Associated Press

January 30, 2019

NEW ORLEANS The New Orleans government’s share of taxes from hotel rooms in the tourism-dependent city should increase by more...

Report: New Orleans should keep more tax dollars

By Tammy Estwick

Source: WDSU

January 30, 2019

A new report by a nonprofit group says the city of New Orleans should get to keep more tax...

BGR issues report on Orleans hotel taxes, recommending change

By Rob Masson

Source: FOX 8

January 30, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – A leading local research group published a comprehensive report on New Orleans hotel-motel taxes, which...

The city should get a bigger chunk of hotel tax revenue, report says

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

January 30, 2019

A new report from the Bureau of Governmental Research released on Wednesday found a lack of accountability and transparency when it...

New Orleans should regain ‘lost’ hotel tax money to fix drainage and roads, watchdog group says

By Beau Evans

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 30, 2019

A one-percent tax on New Orleans hotel sales should return to city coffers, as it was decades ago before that local...

Superdome, arenas get record-setting boost from hotel taxes: audit

By Kevin Litten

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

December 17, 2018

The Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District, the state entity with oversight of Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Smoothie King Center, raked...

New Orleans’ hospitality jobs far fewer than industry claims, report says; so, what gives?

By Richard Thompson

Source: The Advocate

December 11, 2018

Amid new pressure from unions and an ongoing debate over whether the city’s hospitality and tourism industry is doing...

Latest New Orleans hotel tax idea could generate $6.7M for city projects; LaToya Cantrell calls plan ‘inadequate’

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

December 6, 2018

Facing political pressure to share some of their hotel tax revenue with city agencies, New Orleans tourism leaders on...