Sunday, April 6, 2014

New Orleans reaches out across the world to the Philippines and offers support.

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32 min
Joining Sandy are Brad Weaber, CVB
executive Vice President /
Kelly Schulz, VP,
Communications and PR

Its no secret that New Orleans has had its share of challenges.
Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 caused significant problems
due to the breach of the flood protection system designed after
1965 to protect the city. Over 204,000 homes in New Orleans
were damaged or destroyed, and more than 800,000 citizens
displaced — the greatest displacement in the United States
since the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.

Tourism, is the main artery when it comes to pumping money
into the local economy, and should become front and center
for any challenged region, some easier than others. The good
news for New Orleans was that tourism had already proved to
be a main resource for prosperity and they knew they could do
it again.
In turn helped another region, the Philippines. Brad Weaber and
Kelly Schulz made the trip and reassured the Philippines that
they too could over come the obstacles of devastation and
the wrath of mother nature. Wish guidance and support the
 odd couple of the Philippine nation and New Orleans are
marching to the same drummer, 
learning from each other
and truly enjoying the alliance. 
Brad and Kelly share with
us some of the encounters and how 
they are moving
to the next phase with their new friends. 

This story is one of hope, friendship and the idea that
we are in a global village and that we can all make a difference.

Hats off to NOLA CVB!

Take a listen, y
ou will not be disappointed.

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