Přečtěte si nás | Poslouchejte nás | Sledujte nás | Připojit Živé události | Vypnout reklamy | žít |

Kliknutím na svůj jazyk přeložit tento článek:

Afrikaans Afrikaans Albanian Albanian Amharic Amharic Arabic Arabic Armenian Armenian Azerbaijani Azerbaijani Basque Basque Belarusian Belarusian Bengali Bengali Bosnian Bosnian Bulgarian Bulgarian Catalan Catalan Cebuano Cebuano Chichewa Chichewa Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Chinese (Traditional) Corsican Corsican Croatian Croatian Czech Czech Danish Danish Dutch Dutch English English Esperanto Esperanto Estonian Estonian Filipino Filipino Finnish Finnish French French Frisian Frisian Galician Galician Georgian Georgian German German Greek Greek Gujarati Gujarati Haitian Creole Haitian Creole Hausa Hausa Hawaiian Hawaiian Hebrew Hebrew Hindi Hindi Hmong Hmong Hungarian Hungarian Icelandic Icelandic Igbo Igbo Indonesian Indonesian Irish Irish Italian Italian Japanese Japanese Javanese Javanese Kannada Kannada Kazakh Kazakh Khmer Khmer Korean Korean Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kyrgyz Kyrgyz Lao Lao Latin Latin Latvian Latvian Lithuanian Lithuanian Luxembourgish Luxembourgish Macedonian Macedonian Malagasy Malagasy Malay Malay Malayalam Malayalam Maltese Maltese Maori Maori Marathi Marathi Mongolian Mongolian Myanmar (Burmese) Myanmar (Burmese) Nepali Nepali Norwegian Norwegian Pashto Pashto Persian Persian Polish Polish Portuguese Portuguese Punjabi Punjabi Romanian Romanian Russian Russian Samoan Samoan Scottish Gaelic Scottish Gaelic Serbian Serbian Sesotho Sesotho Shona Shona Sindhi Sindhi Sinhala Sinhala Slovak Slovak Slovenian Slovenian Somali Somali Spanish Spanish Sudanese Sudanese Swahili Swahili Swedish Swedish Tajik Tajik Tamil Tamil Telugu Telugu Thai Thai Turkish Turkish Ukrainian Ukrainian Urdu Urdu Uzbek Uzbek Vietnamese Vietnamese Welsh Welsh Xhosa Xhosa Yiddish Yiddish Yoruba Yoruba Zulu Zulu

New Orleans žádá společnost BP o grant na cestovní ruch

0a3_92
0a3_92
Napsáno editor

Hoping to send the message that the Big Easy is open for business, the city of New Orleans has asked BP for a grant of $75 million over three years to mitigate any long-term effects the Gulf oil disas

Hoping to send the message that the Big Easy is open for business, the city of New Orleans has asked BP for a grant of $75 million over three years to mitigate any long-term effects the Gulf oil disaster may have on its tourism, the head of the city’s Convention and Visitors Bureau told CNN Monday.

Stephen Perry likened the request, made in a letter from New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, to placing booms in front of a marsh or a beach. “You want to be protected. You don’t want the damage to come,” he said.

Tourism dominates the New Orleans economy, he said, providing 70,000 jobs and a third of the city’s operating budget. The BP request is “a pre-emptive approach,” he said.

The first five months of the year, New Orleans was the top U.S. destination, he said, but “we’re worried about what’s going to happen next.” And the city wants to fight the perception, as the letter says, that the city is “covered in oil.”

“We think we are going to get this money,” he said. “… What is so critical is, if we get this, we can literally mitigate potentially billions of dollars of damage here.”

The money, he said, will go into marketing efforts to support tourism, a $5- to $7 billion “image and perception-driven” business.

“We’ve got to make sure the American public understands, when you come to New Orleans, you’re getting a New Orleans that looks better than it’s looked in six years,” he said.

While the city has yet to see any cancellations stemming from the Gulf oil disaster, people are beginning to wonder if it’s the right time to visit, Perry said. “The answer is, it’s the best time there is.”