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  • Hotels fill quick for Bayou Country Superfest

    April 7, 2014 6:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge hotel vacancies are quickly disappearing for the May 23-25 weekend when country music superstars will entertain thousands at the Bayou Country Superfest. Tourism officials and event planners are hoping for record-setting attendance for the now three-day event, which drew about 70,000 last year when it... more »
  • Miss State Valley University housing students in hotels

    August 25, 2013 1:00 PM

    GREENWOOD - Mississippi Valley State University is housing more than 100 upperclassmen in two off-campus hotels because of an on-campus room shortage. The Clarion-Ledger reports that it's the second state university to lease rooms for students. Earlier this month, Jackson State leased the 120-room Travelodge motel for nine months. Acting... more »
  • Coverage may be unaffordable for low-wage workers

    June 13, 2013 10:33 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's health care law is called the Affordable Care Act, but a glitch could make it unaffordable for many low-wage workers, including employees at big chain restaurants, retail stores and hotels. Here's the problem: The law requires medium-sized and large employers to offer what it calls... more »
  • Area hotels book for the big game

    January 31, 2013 10:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Hotels in the area are filling-up as Super Bowl fans look outside New Orleans for a place to stay for the game this weekend. Ninety percent of rooms in the Capital City are expected to be booked by the time the game starts Sunday. And, the city... more »
  • Miss. casino regulations could be game changer

    January 23, 2013 9:13 AM

    JACKSON, Miss- Mississippi regulators want new casinos to be sturdier and gambling space larger with better restaurants and hotels. And the Mississippi Gaming Commission is ready to put the new requirements in writing. The Sun Herald reports that the Gaming Commission is accepting written comments on the regulations. Commission executive... more »
  • Baton Rouge expecting overflow, business from Super Bowl Play Video

    January 15, 2013 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge tourism officials expect hotel rooms to be at least 90 percent full when New Orleans hosts the Super Bowl next month. Visit Baton Rouge started a marketing campaign in NFL cities a few weeks ago. The focus is now centered on the remaining playoff... more »
  • FEMA activates program to help pay for hotel stays

    September 3, 2012 9:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- FEMA activated its Transitional Sheltering Assistance program, which allows people to receive help paying for hotels or motels after Hurricane Isaac. "Transitional Sheltering Assistance offers survivors temporary accommodations until other housing options can be identified and put in place," said Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Hall. "We... more »
  • NYC hotels to equip workers with panic alarms

    February 8, 2012 8:55 AM

    NEW YORK - Hotels in New York City have agreed to equip their employees with panic alarms that would summon help in case of an emergency. New York Hotel Trades Council spokesman John Turchiano says the provision, which must be implemented within a year, is part of a new seven-year... more »
  • Hotels booked solid for BCS in New Orleans Play Video

    December 27, 2011 5:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - If you're looking for a hotel room in New Orleans for the BCS National Championship, you're out of luck. Hotels on both ends of the price range are already booked solid for the rematch between LSU and Alabama. Even hotels on the fringe of the Crescent... more »
  • Big Easy hotels booking up for BCS Championship Play Video

    December 5, 2011 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- If you haven't booked a hotel room for the BCS Championship yet, you might be out of luck. The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau is expecting a complete sell-out of hotel rooms in New Orleans and the surrounding areas. Tourism leaders say there are 38,000 hotel... more »
  • Grand Isle residents still worried about future

    September 23, 2010 6:42 PM

    People on Grand Isle worry money flowing in fast now will soon dry up. Money has been rolling into Grand Isle all summer and continues to do so as "tourist season" winds down, despite the island's close proximity to the oil leak in the Gulf. Clifford Santiny's business... more »
  • Kids displaced by Katrina lag 5 years later

    August 23, 2010 5:25 AM

    A new study finds that children who lived in emergency trailer parks or hotels for long periods after Hurricane Katrina are far more likely to have serious emotional problems. Researcher Irwin Redlener says at least 20,000 of those children still have serious emotional disorders or behavior problems, or don't have... more »
  • Oil spill hasn't emptied Gulf Coast hotels

    May 26, 2010 3:15 PM

    Huge discounts continue to lure tourists to Gulf Coast resorts, despite the massive oil spill threatening beaches from Texas to Florida. During the first two weeks of May, hotels within ten miles of the Louisiana, Mississipp and Alabama coast, saw a rise in occupancy over the same time last... more »
  • House committee approves carbon monoxide detector bill

    March 30, 2010 11:50 AM

    The House Commerce Committee approved a bill Tuesday morning that requires the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in newly constructed homes. The requirement also extends to existing homes when they're sold after Jan. 1, 2012. A bill making smoke detectors mandatory for older hotels was deferred. Elsewhere at... more »
  • Hotels in New Orleans booked for Super Bowl

    February 4, 2010 5:10 PM

    Hotels in the Big Easy are almost completely booked for Super Bowl weekend. The New Orleans Convention Visitor's Bureau expects nearly every room to be filled. At the Hotel Monteleone, guests told News 2 they traveled from out of town to be part of the fun. "I've... more »

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