This is an amazing piece on New Orleans by an out of town tourism executive. – clndstnDR. ELINOR GARELY, EDITOR IN CHIEF, TOURISMEXECUTIVES.COM | JUN 10, 2012It is amazing what smart people with good intentions can do to increase tourism. A few years ago, New Orleans was discussed with sadness and tears and pity parties. We wondered how this formerly over-the-top tourist extravaganza could ever regain its footing. From Acts of God, to incredibly poor politics, it looked like the glory of New Orleans was going to be a historical study for academics. Culinary artists, gourmets, gourmands, and oenophiles were going to have to take their tastes elsewhere… New Orleans was no longer an option.via New Orleans. Choice Not Chance. New Orleans. Not for the Timid. –]]