Destination Management Services

Program Logistics

From concept to completion, including program design and planning, execution, creative gifts and amenities

Transportation Management

All aspects, from airport transfers to unique transportation solutions

Tours and Activities

Unexpected solutions in custom tours, team building, dine arounds and more

Special Events

Out-of-the-box creativity, from theme design to catering management, décor and headline entertainment

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Meet Denise Ferrier Mavor, CMP, who has 28 years of experience in the meetings, conventions and incentive industry including 22 years working with Kuoni Destination Management’s New Orleans office.

New Orleans, or “NOLA” as us locals affectionately refer to it, is close to celebrating its 300th birthday!

Steeped in history, yet flourishing in cutting-edge technology and cultural trends, NOLA’s unique cuisine, music, art, and culture comprise the collective draw and allure for corporate meetings, conventions, and tourism.

There are over 20,000 hotel rooms in the downtown area, with a great offering of meeting space to fit all size groups. A continual commitment by the major hotel brands in bringing more of their properties to the city – such as the newly opened Aloft, AC Hotel, and the planned Hyatt House - will add to that number.

Located a short distance from the Louis Armstrong International Airport are the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (one of the most technologically advanced convention facilities in the country) and the Superdome (home to professional sports and exciting special events).

Multiple award-winning restaurants, great for dine-a-rounds, showcase Creole, Cajun, French, Spanish, and fusions of Nouvelle Orleans Cuisine. To name a few: Chef Donald Link’s Cochon’s and Peche Seafood Grill; Chef John Besh’s newest undertaking with Chef Aaron Sanchez – Johnny Sanchez Restaurant; Emeril’s; plus the many Brennan’s family restaurants!

We have a great selection of offsite venues for receptions, dinners, and special events (such as the newly-refurbished (and oldest) theatre in New Orleans, The Civic. Others include the beautiful art deco inspired New Orleans Lakefront Airport Terminal, the incredible National World War II Museum, the stunningly grand Saenger Theatre, and so many more.

Did you know your attendees could take a cruise for a pre- or post-meeting outing? Norwegian, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and American Cruise Lines currently sail right out of the Port of New Orleans! It’s a veritable ongoing festival of food, music, history, and culture not solely because of the Essence Festival, The Jazz and Heritage Festival or the French Quarter Festival, but just because there’s a continually, joyously happening celebration in NOLA’s neighborhoods and streets!

It’s a great place to meet and do business, and a great place for an experience like no other! As one magazine stated, “It’s the most authentic, walkable, historic, soulful destination in America!” We at Kuoni are passionate about our city and work with each client to design special events and offer tours and activities that provide guests an unforgettable experience that will have them wanting to return to NOLA as soon as possible!