About Us

New Orleans Hospitality Companies is the trade-name adopted for use as an identity to manage the diverse yet integrated companies that follow:

Jean Lafitte Swamp & Airboat Tours Established in 1990
504.689.4186 & 800-445-4109
Deep in Louisiana's meandering swamplands, yet only 25 minutes from downtown New Orleans, narrated tours, by a regional native guide, are offered daily aboard one of our four 55-passenger, covered boats. Our airboats allow for an up-close & personal view of the authentic swamps and bayous, accessible only by airboat.

New Orleans Paddlewheels, Inc., Inc. Established 1983
504.529.4567 & 800-445-4109
New Orleans Paddlewheels, Inc. operates the New Orleans most luxurious excursion vessel, the 800 passenger Paddlewheeler Creole Queen on the Mississippi River in New Orleans. The vessel is available for daily excursions and private charters.

New Orleans Tours, Inc., Inc. Established 1973
New Orleans Tours, operating a fleet of over 50 climate controlled vehicles, including 47-passenger motor coaches, 25 passenger mini-busses, and 15 passenger vans, is the leading transportation and sightseeing company serving the New Orleans hospitality industry. Daily sightseeing tours are available.

Airport Shuttle, Inc. Established 1991
Airport Shuttle, Inc. is the official ground transportation company for the New Orleans International Airport with a fleet of 60 clean burning, propane-fueled 10 passenger vans and mini-busses. Airport Concierge meet and greet service is available.

Destination Management, Inc. (DMI) (DMI) Established 1989

DMI Convention Planning
DMI Convention Planning is a full service destination management company specializing in programs for convention, corporate and incentive travel including spouse activities, party planning, transportation services, entertainment and decor, speakers, and team building activities.

DMI Sports & Special Events offers New Orleans and special event packages for individuals and groups. DMI is the official travel company of the New Orleans Saints, packaging both home and away games, the Essence Music Festival, and the Allstate Sugarbowl Classic. Cruise Ship Transportation, operated by DMI, offers convenient charter air service to groups for convention and sporting events.

On The Town - Restaurant Reservations - Restaurant ReservationsEstablished 1983
On The Town is a concierge service available free to all convention visitors. A variety of dining services, as well as shopping and entertainment information is offered.

Professional Memberships Include:

  • American Bus Association (ABA)
  • Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA)
  • Louisiana Travel & Promotion Association (LTPA)
  • Meeting Planners International (MPI)
  • National Association of Catering Executives (NACE)
  • National Tour Association (NTA)
  • New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau (NOMCVB)
  • Ontario Motor Coach Association (OMCA)
  • Passenger Vessel Association (PVA)
  • Travel Industry Association of America (TIA)

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