On this day, we reflect on the many things we have to be thankful for. We are thankful for our thriving tourism industry, the largest contributor to our New Orleans economy. Last year visitors spent $6 billion of their hard earned dollars in our city, the highest number to date, and our economy is continually growing because of people like them. We are thankful for our incredibly rich and unique culture that, most importantly, brings us together with tradition and passion, but also ends up being an incredible asset for our tourism industry.

But above all, we are extremely grateful for our city full of people dedicated to making New Orleans ever better.

Whether you are celebrating with family or hard at work, thank you, and Happy Thanksgiving!

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(photo from Flying Pig Party Productions on Flickr)