New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation’s chief executive officer and President Mark Romig stated that the recent news of air traffic at Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is a real promising report.
The passengers’ number journeying through the airport has gone up last year for 4th year in a row, with over 9.2 million people using this airport. That is now up by over 600000 passengers, which is a 7.1% compared to 2012.
According to reports, Mark Romig told that it speaks well for New Orleans, which is continuing to be looked at as a solid destination, for not just the leisure traveler, but also the group and convention travelers.
New Orleans air traffic increase trended above national figures. In fact, it had beaten top national markets like Dallas, Chicago and Atlanta. Among the top ten largest airports in the United States, six experienced drops in passengers’ number that they normally serve. Therefore, it is a good precursor to how the city is going to look for them this year.
Romig added that as the city goes on to increase its popularity, people want to fly to the city and take proper advantage of non-stop flights, good connections as well as decent fares. New Orleans has forty two nonstop flights as well as thirty two of them saw increases in capacity last year over 2012, stated the recent report.
The popular city-to-city bus company megabus.com company with fares starting from US$ 1 started their expansion to Mississippi today along with services from/to Jackson; and Oxford as well. The residents of Mississippi are now able to tour express between New Orleans and Oxford, Memphis and Jackson for as low as US$ 1 on 3 daily departures and arrivals.
The Mississippi service marks the thirty third state in the United States where megabus.com operates. It also operates in the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario and also in the District of Columbia.
Megabus.com/Coach USA’s vice president of Marketing and Public Relations Mike Alvich told that Megabus.com has rapidly become the travel option of choice for over thirty million people and now they are excited to bring their unique travel option to Mississippi residents. He added that as Americans continue to look for ways to stretch their dollar, they look forward to providing convenient, affordable as well as safe travel to the thousands of Mississippi residents when providing New Orleans and Memphis additional service options.
With their bus service, now people can travel to these popular destinations in around the same amount of time they would take to drive themselves and that also without the stress of being behind the driver’s wheel. Instead they can rest, recline and even sleep. They can also keep themselves connected wi fi and have some entertainment.
Some huge cruise ships are all set to call New Orleans as their home since the cruise business continues to develop at Port of New Orleans. The Carnival Sunshine would arrive on Sunday and it carries 2984 passengers, which is twenty two compared to Carnival Conquest. Earlier in April, it would be replaced by the 3646 passenger cruise ship Carnival Dream. Carnival Cruise Lines has plans to hold it in New Orleans.
The New Orleans port is probably to set its 3rd straight record for the passengers of the cruise ship earlier this year, told Gary LaGrange, the chief executive officer and president of Port of New Orleans. He told Dream must increase that more in next year, when it is awaited to encourage Carnival's passenger total from more than 330000 a year to over 400000 a year.
New Orleans' total cruise business went up over thirty two percent previous year to 977703 passengers. The total of passenger in 2011 was 736908 and it broke a record that was set in the year 2004, stated the officials of the port. One of the officials stated that they have a great chance to so at crossing a million.
The reports of CLIA also stated that New Orleans was United States’ 6th busiest cruise port previous year, up from 9th spot in the year 2011. Carnival cruises sail year round. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line sails from October to April while and Norwegian Cruise Line sails from November to April.