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New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau Selects
Travel Technology Group for Convention Housing Services

Together Offering Tailored Event Housing & Travel Services
to All Planners & Event Participants

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Chicago, IL/New Orleans, LA — March 04, 2009 — The New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau (NOMCVB) has entered a multi–year strategic partnership with Travel Technology Group to provide premier convention housing and travel management services. Event planners will have access to Travel Technology Group's full portfolio of event services as a benefit of choosing New Orleans as their event's destination city.

"The energy we felt from the Travel Technology Group team during the exploratory process was palpable, and we sensed a true desire from their team to provide the best in service to us, our hotel community and visitors to New Orleans," said Nikki Nicholson, NOMCVB Vice President of Sales.

"Our confidence in their high–touch customer service, close hotel relations, innovative event marketing tactics, and dynamic, user–friendly reservation system were the main determining factors for partnering with Travel Technology Group. We look forward to offering their services to our hotels and visitors of New Orleans," said Stephen Perry, NOMCVB President and CEO.

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The New Orleans CVB's convention housing services will enhance the event experience for all constituents involved—planner, hotels, and event participants—by providing:
  • First-class event services team 
  • Dynamic event-centric reservation websites 
  • Seamless integration with any registration system 
  • Real-time group bookings and inventory management 
  • Comprehensive reporting capabilities 
  • Single-source solution for hotel, air, car, and destination services 
  • Dedicated in-house contact center 
"Our confidence in their high-touch customer service, close hotel relations, innovative event marketing tactics, and dynamic, user-friendly reservation system were the main determining factors for partnering with Travel Technology Group. We look forward to offering their service to our hotels and visitors of New Orleans."

Stephen Perry, NOMCVB President and CEO

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The New Orleans Metropolitan CVB was honored with three awards from Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI). The CVB won the Gold Award for Feature Placement Print – Consumer Newspaper, for the entry entitled "Dallas Takes a Bite out of Sandwich City", the Silver Award for Re–Launch of Existing Product "New Orleans' Historic Streetcars Back on Track", and the Bronze Award for the Feature Placement – Radio category, for the entry entitled "French Quarter Festival Tops the Radio Charts."

"Our entire team has embraced this new partnership, fully supporting New Orleans as a world-class destination for planners world-wide," said Bob Derham, Managing Director of Travel Technology Group. "Our tailored services will enhance the event experiences of planners, visitors and hotels alike. We are eager to start assisting New Orleans in attracting more events and visitors in the years to come."

About New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau

Consistently recognized as one of the top five convention and visitor bureaus in the United States, The New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau is the driving force behind New Orleans' most important industry, tourism. Today the cultural riches, sensual indulgences and unparalleled service that define the New Orleans experience continue to flourish, as they have for centuries. The most celebrated and historic core of the city—including the French Quarter, Central Business District, Warehouse and Arts District, Magazine Street, the Faubourg Marigny and Garden District—are thriving. In 2007 New Orleans welcomed 7.1 million visitors, nearly double the amount of visitors in 2006. www.neworleanscvb.com

About Travel Technology Group
Travel Technology Group provides the events industry with strategic, creative and effective solutions. Hotel contract negotiations, room block management, audits, custom reports and event marketing are delivered by a personable, professional and passionate team. Powered by the proprietary COMPASS Reservation System®, Travel Technology Group has provided event services for Reed Exhibitions, National Restaurant Association, Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau, the Republican National Convention, the PGA of America, and many others. www.traveltechnologygroup.com

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Contact:

Dahlia El Gazzar
Vice President, Marketing
Travel Technology Group
+1 312 527 7342
 

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