New Orleans: AlliedPRA


Known as the birthplace of jazz and one of the world’s most culturally rich destinations, New Orleans is the perfect blend of business and pleasure, offering state of the art convention services, plentiful hotel selections and easy airport transfers with world-famous dining and entertainment, making The Big Easy an easy choice for your next corporate event.

AlliedPRA New Orleans is located right in the heart of the Crescent City delivering custom experiences for meetings, convention, travel and incentive planners. As your single destination resource, your program is made easy with AlliedPRA New Orleans. Our knowledge of all things local allows us to offer creative options showcasing our unique culture. We are proud to assist you in hosting your next event in the one, the only, BIG EASY!


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Key Contacts
Jeff O'Hara, CMP, DMCP, President
Katie Poche, Sales Manager

New Orleans - Destination Factfile

Time in New Orleans

Flying Time from UK London
New Orleans: Approximately 12 hours and 55 minutes

Main Airport
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

New Orleans Airport is approximately 23 minutes from New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

For further advice contact the American Embassy in the UK as follows:

American Embassy
24 Grosvenor Square
London, W1A 2LQ

Tel: 020 7499 9000
Fax: 020 7387 0310 Consul: 020 7387 0936
Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm

Official Currency US Dollar
Banknotes: $1.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $50.00, $100.00

Climate New Orleans has a subtropical climate with pleasant year-round temperatures. Temperatures (degrees F) range from the mid 40’s in winter to the upper 90’s in the summer. Rainfall is common in New Orleans, with a monthly average of about five inches of precipitation.

Local Time GMT -6 hours (CST) Daylight Saving Time: GMT -5 hours (CDT)

Electrical sockets (outlets) in the USA usually supply electricity at between 110 and 120 volts AC. Sockets will accept either a type or type B plug. The Type A electrical plug is an unearthed plug with two flat blade parallel pins. The Type B electrical plug has two flat parallel pins and a round earth pin.

Official Holidays
(Some dates vary annually - always check latest government schedule)
1 January - New Year's Day
16 January - Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
28 February - Mardi Gras
14 April - Good Friday
29 May - Memorial Day
4 July - Independence Day
4 September - Labour Day
11 November - Veterans' Day
23 November - Thanksgiving Day
25 December - Christmas Day

Health Advice
Vaccinations and Medicine: No vaccinations are required when visiting New Orleans. Please contact your local health clinic or government health department because requirements may occasionally change.

Dialling code from UK to New Orleans: 00 1 504(New Orleans) + local number
Emergency numbers:
Police: 911
Fire department: 911
Emergency medical help: 911
Maritime search & rescue: 911
Help on the road: 911

Business and card transactions
The majority of establishments accept U.S. cash and all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, etc)

Taxes Taxes in New Orleans are 10.75%, however taxes in the French Quarter are 11%.

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