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New Orleans historic sites competing for grant money

The Big Easy has seen better days. Since Hurricane Katrina, this popular travel destination has been working feverishly to replace not only the homes for its residents, but the popluar attractions that make New Orleans such a fantastic place to visit. To back this effort, American Express has pledged $400,000 to help out nine sites that have played such a crucial role in bringing the New Orleans community together. American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation launched this community-based historic preservation initiative  this week,  supporting New Orleans as part of the American Express Partners in Preservation program. People who live in New Olreans and people across the country that have a special place in their heart for NOLA are invited to participate in the initiative by sharing stories, photos and comments about their favourite historic places in New Orleans and the nine historic sites that are competing for grant funding at www.partnersinpreservation.com

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. Hope New Orleans is recovering OK, I read a fantastic article once about a driving holiday from Chicago ending in New Orleans, have my heart set on that one day. Have been to a few places in America but New Orleans looks completely unique, it was tragic it was hit so badly by the hurricane.

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