Here in New Orleans we know that we live in one of the best cities in the world, and because of how unique and vibrant our city is, people from all over the world are drawn here. The tourism dollars that visitors spend here benefit us in so many wonderful ways, and they are crucial to our economy, but New Orleanians also gain something a little more personal from the tourists that come to our city. Our uniqueness and our impressiveness as a top international destination is constantly reflected back to us by outsiders. We are reminded daily how special the place that we call home is, and that reinforces our pride in our city and our culture.
In the video, Amy Kirk, marketing director of the French Market, reflects on the things that tourists give to our city that go beyond just the important financial impact they bring.
Check out more videos about our wonderful city and the importance of our tourism industry on the NEW ORLEANS WILL YouTube channel.