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WHERE TO STAY (continued)
RESERVATION SERVICES
Airport Code: MSY for New Orleans International Airport...City of  New Orleans Hotel Tax Rate is 11% (Does not apply to B&B's) 
TIPS: Since everyone is claiming lowest rates you may be wondering how to get the highest rates... most likely by calling the main hotel chain 800 number. You can also get your best or worst deal at the check in desk depending on hotel policy, current occupancy rate and your negotiation tactics. Knowledge and mobility is power. If you will not have web access you can get discount same day hotel coupons at all visitor centers and many gas stations. These are very much subject to whatever the hotel decides day by day so it is good to call ahead before you invest in locating your place to stay. Most of the options are at highway intersections ($29 to $49) but there is a wide selection
For special events like Mardi Gras, most hotels will sell out with 5-day minimum stays at much higher rates. Shop early and book at least 90 days in advance. 

NEW ORLEANS
Sorted
Alphabetically, and by Price. Location Maps, Sort on only available rooms, No log-in front end, Senior discounts, hotel tax calculated, clear cancellation policies.
Using the largest booking database, TravelNow's Sabre mining interface will show you your best selection and Hotel Data provided by Sabreusually best price. Use our custom spreadsheet or click through to main engine for search only on available rooms. You can often find even more hotel info including available web site at the HotelGuide links below
CarSearch by TravelNow lets you query over a dozen rental companies at one time for the best rate. 

Travelscape.com/NewOrleans 
Specializes in offering the lowest hotel rate on nicer 3 and 4 star properties with average daily double occupancy rates for specials generally over $100.00. Best looking pages & low price guarantee 

Louisiana Hotels by City presented by HotelGuide.com  || Search by any City or Hotel
New Orleans (72) || Baton Rouge (11) || Lafayette (8) capital of Cajun country.|| Lake Charles (4) ||
Hotel Data provided by Sabre Find much the same info as TravelNow above plus hotel phone & fax. Somewhat simpler interface especially for searching by City (see below selections) but slower loading pages. Their hotel specials are different from TravelNow for you thorough shoppers  Also available in more languages at the home page.

GULF COAST Places to Stay
 
Mississippi (120) || Biloxi (14)  
The best beaches and the South largest concentration of casino resorts are located just a little more than an hour's drive from New Orleans in Biloxi
Alabama || Mobile (14) 
The Gulf Coast's most ambitious City and home to the 2nd largest Mardi Gras now has restored its historic downtown to splendor
Texas || Galveston (14) || Austin (54)
The Gulf Coast's 3rd largest Mardi Gras in Galveston is done with a Texas Spin. Austin is more multi-cultural and year-round

NEW ORLEANS GRAND HOTELS 
Le PavillonPlaza Suite Hotel Resort | [email protected]
[email protected]

(free trial listing or add a pop-up coupon to your listing email us
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LOUISIANA BED & BREAKFASTS 

New Orleans Bed & Breakfast and Accommodations 
"For almost 20 years we have successfully matched guests and hosts!"
Bed and Breakfast & Beyond | [email protected]  
"Dedicated in providing personal service in accommodations, tours, restaurants and any amenities BedandBreakfast.com || [email protected]   Search for Bed & Breakfasts ||  PTS a Francaise ||  PTS auf Deutsch  Voice: (225) 346-1857 Fax: (225) 336-4154
Lots of listings organized by City, some with on-line booking through site owner PlacesToStay.com ( WorldRes) Good descriptions and full contact options Lots of New Orleans (25) options w/ 2nd most in(10) midway between Baton Rouge, La and Natchez, Ms. in beautiful plantation country north of New Orleans along the river road.
Bed & Breakfast Inns ONLINE logo
Over 30 in Louisiana with about half in New Orleans. Listings include recipes. We liked travel writer Ray Ruiz's La Dauphine's ad "you'll find the streets filled with sensuality, mystery and the languid, listless air of the river and the swamps."

Louisiana B&B's & Vacation Rentals by virtualcities.com 
Includes 28 New Orleans options. No external links. Don't miss their guide to the visitor's capital of Plantation Country: St. Francisville

The Rest
Louisiana B&B's (10) by bedandbreakfast.nu 
Louisiana by ibbp.com || Just a few listings but the only B&B listing service available in 5 languages  

Some B&B web sites (free trial listing email us )
Inn & R Bar | [email protected]
Maison Perrier | [email protected]
Royal Street Bourbon Orleans Hotel | [email protected]  
Rue Dumaine Guesthouse
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1-800-9-DUMAINE
Victoria Inn | [email protected] 

BED & BREAKFAST - GAY
The B & W Courtyards | [email protected] 
Lions Inn Bed & Breakfast | [email protected]
LONGER TERM 
 

More options in our aForum.com/Travel
For example there is Home exchange or tips on trying to beat the leading name your price e-tailer  Priceline.com!

ART
Craig BlackPaintings & Sculptures
 
I can't say enough about this guitar. Plays great, sounds great, scares       the hell out of people
APPAREL
 
AUCTION
BAKERY / KING CAKES 
The annual Mardi Gras Tradition begins with the Epiphany on January 6th. This is a good day to bake or order a King Cake 

King Cake Recipe on mardigrasday.com
www.kingcakes.com
Randanzo's Bakery also provides us with a king cake history
Gambinos.com
50 years of Louisiana's #1 Award Winning Bakery
HaydelBakery.com
King Cakes shipped anywhere in Continental USA
RaosBakery.com
World Famous King Cakes since 1941.

Home of the Brownie King Cake, for only $ 29.95 plus shipping

BANNERS   Flags, Windsocks, Kites
Windsocks
The Kite Shop at Jackson Square, New Orleans, is nestled in the heart of the historic French Quarter
Original flag designs by Mary Anne Toups owner of The Shaker Bench, a  gift shop in Covington, Louisiana
BOOKS (for BEADS see Novelties)
Louisiana's Leading book Publisher w/ many local authors and titles
Mostly Pelican published
Mardi Gras Guide
Mardi Gras Kid's Books
From Just-for-Kids.com 6 books
COSTUMES
PureClass.com Mardi Gras Costumes
Each unique costume is custom made from the finest materials.
Nightmare Factory
Halloween Classics to Star Trek, Masks too
COUPONS
NewOrleans.com
Large variety from perhaps New Orleans busiest City guide
www.neworleansdiscounts.com/shop_frm.htm
COLLECTIBLES

Type in Mardi Gras to  access a large active marketplace
COOKING SCHOOL 
The New Orleans School of Cooking
FOOD 
Tabasco.com || Music Stage
www.cajuncrawfish.com

www.cajuncowboy.com
Cajun Cooking

www.cajuncowboy.com
Cajun Cooking

A Grocery Store of Products From Louisiana

www.steensyrup.com
www.frankdavis.com
www.steensyrup.com
www.frankdavis.com
"Naturally N'Awlins" Cookbooks from popular media personality
www.jackmillers.com

Barbecue Sauce

www.cajunspice.com
by the "Ole Master" of Cajun Cooking, Tony Chachere.  Honored in 1995 as the first inductee into Louisiana's Chef Hall of Fame.
www.cafedumonde.com
Carnivalbrands.com
Cookincajun.com ||
[email protected]
1-800-523-6425
Creole Delicacies 533 Saint Ann Street New Orleans, LA 70116
GIFT BASKETS 

Zapp's Potato Chips
Zapp's Original Cajun Kettle Recipe Potato Chips
GIFTS
Anne Rice Gift Shop
Adornments for your Shrine inc. wines, dolls,  videos, T-Shirts
Shushan's Mardi Gras Boutique || mailto:[email protected] Clothing, Hats,& Beads
New Orleans Souvenirs and Mardi Gras Memorabilia.
Mardi Gras Gifts || [email protected]
A bizarre Bazaar one block from the French Market in New Orleans
JEWELRY
NOVELTIES (Beads, Costumes, Party supplies) 
Visit the French Quarter prepared with your beada. Find your deal amongst these leading merchants 

Virtual Bourbon Street
Secure on-line credit, Wide selection, Prices include USA shipping
Accent-Annex
Send for your free catalogue
Big Wheel Novelties, Inc.
Large selection of MardiBeadwhore.com/

Beadwhore
Mostly sells T-shirts and hosts some large excursions to Mardi Gras. Fun California girls on the web

EuropesFinest.com
Gras party supplies and global shipping
Beads-by-Doz.com

WholesaleM.G. Beads
Oriental Merchandise
kazoos.com 
Beads || Crowns & Tiaras || Feathered Masks || Custom Products || Ordering
Mardi Gras Displays

MASKS

Nightmare Factory

Feather & Harlequin Masks

MaskArtists.com
Custom masks in leather, feathers, and other quality materials
MUSIC
CDUniverse
Prompt Delivery good prices with strong selection of New Orleans artists and other Carnival music from around the world
MUSICAL GROUPS

Check out their big WAV sound selection and many cool pages!
Claiborne Playboys
Charlie Miller Trumpet
Neville Brothers
PHOTOGRAPHS
All of Michael Smith's photographs are available as high quality, limited edition prints, signed and supervised by the artist
By photographer artist Jerry Davenport
POSTERS

Rex, Bachus and Orpheus posters

The Art of Michael Hunt

"One of the most successful artists in the history of Mardi Gras!"

Official 1998 from Crescent City Connections
by Cheryl Boswell
From Medici Du Vieux Carreé Studio & artist Jean Feak Fahey

Cajun Mardi Gras Poster
THROWS,MEDALLIANS,DOUBLOONS
Medallion Man ||
custom medallions and doubloons for any occasion
VIDEO
Voyeur Video WebGuide for Carnival 1 & #2
Carnaval.com's web guide in our Aforum.com stars the Women of the French Quarter Mardi Gras
TOURS & CHARTERS - NEW ORLEANS 
New Orleans Tours in association with Viator
Our tour affiliate offers all the most popular tours. Find over 24 different options to highlight your trip. Each trip has its own page a detailed description.
New Orleans Tours in association with Grey Line
Our main hotel affiliate, offers most travel related products including a selection of New Orlean's most popular tours

Sightseeing Tour Arrangements
Many options from Carriageway Tours
Steppin' Out Tours
Personalized Van Tours with a Native New Orleanian

Anne Rice Tours
Exclusive visits to the buildings  of Anne's own properties
Historic New Orleans Walking Tours, Inc.
Offering cemetery, voodoo, and Garden District Tours with author Robert Florence.
Honey Island Swamp Tours, Inc.
Tours by wetlands ecologist Dr. Paul Wagner.
Bourgeois Charters
Professional fishing guide service offering bayou tours
Swamp Tours
Only 40 minutes from the French Quarter the Treasure Island Swamps of Barataria   await you

TOURS & CHARTERS - REGIONAL
 

Festival Tours International
Cajun country & Music festival Tours not for tourists

TRAVEL PACKAGES - NEW ORLEANS

Crescent City Hosts for destination management
TravelNewOrleans.com
Mardi Gras '98 and many other packages inc/ Jazz Fest
Check-in at the Mardi Gras Campground
Green Tortoise Bus Trip to Mardi Gras
Roundtrip Cruise from San Francisco
VISITOR'S BUREAU & Chambers of Commerce
Baton Rouge Area Convention & Visitors Commission
From Alligators to Zydeco experience the flavors of Louisiana and their mastery of bon temp-- a good time
Convention & Visitors Commission
Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
Lafayette, the heart of Acadiana and  capital of Cajun Country, displaying an extraordinary mixture of tradition and progressiveness.
Lake Charles overlooks a freshwater lake with a  white sand inland beach.   Charpentier District - Wildlife Refuge-  Views - History
Monroe/West Monroe Convention & Visitors Bureau
Enjoy diverse cultural experiences and magnificent outdoor recreation. It's a special place to meet warm and friendly people.
Shreveport - Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau
Discover the Riverfront  Big City of North Louisiana

EVENT PRODUCTION
Cantrell Productions
Entertainment . Music . Floats  . Lights & Sound . Special Events
Mardi Gras Productions
Blain Kern Jr. makes fun and fantasy year-round
Southfest.com  
unique vendors, entertainers or food for your special event
SPONSORSHIP
 If you would like your Mardi Gras or Louisiana Business Located here you can post a link for free in the Tradeday section of New Orleans / Carnaval Cities / Aforum and we'll eventually review your site. If your web site could use more prospects sooner,  Contact us150x38logo.gif (2214 bytes) about our targeted traffic opportunities for sponsors or simply adding your own single listing info and an icon for $35 per year. For Mardi Gras 2000 week we hosted 10,000 unique visitors per day.


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