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  • Hotels fill up, sell out ahead of Swift/Superfest weekend check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 21, 2015 7:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hotels around Baton Rouge are filling up as music fans swarm the Capital Area this weekend for Taylor Swift and the Bayou Country Superfest. Some inns are sold out. The Baton Rouge Marriott says it's more than 90 percent full, and housing in and around... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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