The Big Easy comes north


Tourism officials from New Orleans are in Toronto this week to update the trade on all that’s new in the “Big Easy” and hosted an industry dinner at Little Anthony’s Restaurant last night (Oct. 17). Maria Manzella (second from left), director of tourism for the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, said business is brisk in New Orleans and noted that Canada remains very important and is the city’s top international market. Pictured at the event are (l-r) Heather Wortmann, Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter, Manzella, Joanne Scalamogna of Access Marketing, which represents Louisiana Tourism in Canada, and Jodi Lafranca, The Maison Dupuy.