Las Vegas Travel Company Returns To New Orleans

January 25, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News, a New Orleans travel and event planning firm, is doing its part to help the recovery New Orleans by spearheading a drive to bring tourists back to the city. For years,, an affiliated Web site of, has planned balcony parties on Bourbon Street with most of its client base coming from outside of New Orleans. This year, the company is anticipating a surge in local interest as it prepares for the forthcoming Mardi Gras season.

“We know that tourism has been greatly affected in New Orleans,” said Chris Schultz, Director of Interactive Marketing for “We want people to know that when they come back to New Orleans, we’ll be ready to accommodate them. In the meantime, I would encourage locals to support tourism in our area. I think they might be surprised at how much is back already.” Schultz, who resides in New Orleans, owned before it was acquired by in 2005, and remains an active stakeholder in the company.

Since the storm, various organizations in Las Vegas have hosted Hurricane Katrina relief benefits to contribute to the rebuilding of New Orleans. In addition to taking part in these efforts, recently opened its New Orleans offices which were damaged as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

“The best way we can help New Orleans is to just be there and be open,” said Scott Frost, CEO of “We consider New Orleans and Las Vegas ‘sister cities.’ Bourbon Street isn’t going anywhere, and we’re confident that this spring, travel will start recovering.” provides exclusive access to private balconies perched just above Bourbon Street in the heart of New Orleans’ world-famous French Quarter. Each balcony is outfitted with everything needed to host a celebration in New Orleans, with parties ranging from over-the-top Mardi Gras celebrations to corporate events.

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