Bad times don’t last always
Even after the disastrous Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans’ has turned their economy around through the growth of strong tourism by using leisure for visitors, conventions and major special events. Transportation, history, culture and music are just a few everyday activities that produce a thriving tourism attraction for New Orleans in the South. Vendors of artwork, music, clothing, accessories and even the necessities of life, such as food, are seen commonplace on the city streets of New Orleans.
Smaller cities find tourism management challenging
Strong tourism results in money for the city; however, more people sometimes evolves into inconvenient complaints. In Gulfport, Miss., the last spring break events brought tens of thousands of visitors and even more complaints and backlash.
To compare the economies of New Orleans and Gulfport, Miss., there is a comparable difference in their standings. New Orleans thrives as a city and Louisiana’s economy has improved since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. However, Mississippi remains in a losing position. In 1959, the Chamber of Commerce of New Orleans developed progressive plans to “modernize” their efforts to market their city. As today, the city has endured disaster after another and survived still remaining one of the best cities to visit in the United States. It ranks #1 in the USA for international tourism.
Culture and inclusion helps economy
Musicians earn extra cash, and in some cases, an earnest living on the streets entertaining bystanders and tourists.
“I have been on my own for a very long time and I’ve used my gifts to help me make it each day.”
“This is a city where you can make it you want, it’s really up to you,” said Chippie Smith, a local guitarist.
New Orlean’s tourism thrives
Visitors can enjoy horse and carriage rides and distinctive cuisines; on the other hand, locals use trains, public transportation, and bicycles to save money, as they travel to and fro. It has been found that little cities can adopt bigger ideas while brainstorming and positioning their assets. Cities such as Roanoke, Va. and Douglas, Ga. have rebuilt their economies by engaging all members of their communities.