by Michael C. Lowe | June 12, 2013

 Louisiana legislators have voted to pass an optional hotel assessment proposal that could increase sales and marketing resources to the New Orleans CVB and New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corp. by 70 percent. The legislation will create up to $12 million in new funds that will help promote the city. Hotels may choose whether or not to charge the assessment, which will be capped at 1.75 percent of the daily room charge. Of this revenue, 1.5 percent will go to marketing and sales efforts of the CVB and TMC. The remaining .25 percent will fund improvements to French Quarter infrastructure, public safety, code enforcement and more.