Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of one of the costliest not to mention deadliest storms to hit U.S. landfall — Hurricane Katrina. To prepare for the occasion last Friday USA Today featured a photo gallery and fairly detailed report on the state of tourism affairs in the grand ole’ city. This being the first summer since the storm hit last year business owners are said to be down 60% compared to last year. Thing is areas like the French Quarter, Garden District, Warehouse and Arts District which made it through the storm much better than other areas are just waiting for tourists to come. If there’s a way to bring the much needed dollars in to help the city blossom again people are going to have to take a trip to the bayou and start sight-seeing.
They’re ready. And I know I’m long overdue. What are you waiting for?