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Join Us for a Trip to Greater New Orleans in October

The Group Travel Leader is taking a trip to the New Orleans area, and we want you to come with us!

Our friends at Louisiana Office of Tourism are arranging a familiarization tour of New Orleans and the surrounding communities, and they’re inviting our travel planner readers to attend. The tour will take place October 1-5 and will include New Orleans, Thibodaux, Houma, Ponchatoula, Covington and Mandeville.

You’ll join Brian Jewell, our VP and executive editor, and Kelly Tyner, our VP of sales and marketing, as they explore the area with our Louisiana hosts.

Highlights of the five-day tour will include:

Sazerac House — Discover the history of the Sazerac company and the cocktail of the same name at this New Orleans museum, complete with interactive exhibits and cocktail tastings. 

Cajun Encounters — Join New Orleans area locals for in-depth explorations of the swamps and bayous the region is famous for.

Global Wildlife Center — Drive through a massive wildlife sanctuary in open-air vehicles to come face-to-face with giraffes, zebras, buffalo and a host of other animals from around the world.

Greenwood Gator Farms — Get up close with some of Louisiana’s most famous reptilian residents at this attraction near Houma.

Your hotel accommodations, meals, admissions and other expenses will be hosted by the Louisiana Office of Tourism. Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from the region.

You can apply to attend this FAM tour at Space is limited, and applications close July 15.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join us October 1-5 in Greater New Orleans!

Registration closes July 15.

You can apply to attend this FAM tour at

If you have any questions, call Kelly at 888-253-0455.