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Gulf Tourism Executives Continue Push for PR Funds

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Stephen Perry, president of the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau, said Tuesday that $500 million is needed for tourism and marketing campaigns, according to an Associated Press report.

“Everything is perception and image in our business,” Perry said.

Tourism executives have been asking for marketing and PR funds since at least mid-May.

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