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									                             AMCA Tour Information Packet


                  Discover New Orleans City Tour
                             New Orleans is like a good memory that rests easy on your mind—the music is
                             sweet, the food divine, the atmosphere captivating, and the pace is definitely more
                             leisurely. Intertwined with mellow memories lies, just under the surface, the surreal
                             part of New Orleans history that makes New Orleans unique and combines with
                             the decadence to make New Orleans what she is today. Join us as we explore all
                             that makes New Orleans America’s most European city.

                               As you ride past beautiful Jackson Square, your tour guide will reconstruct the first
                               days of the old French City. The sights and sounds of the mighty Mississippi River,
                               St. Louis Cathedral, Cabildo and Pontalba buildings are just some of the highlights
                               of this area. You continue past the French Market and the U.S. Mint. Next we will
arrive on Esplanade Avenue, the outermost boundary of the French Quarter, you will see a stunning display of
the many fine Creole homes with delicate wrought iron fences and balconies. You’ll visit St. Louis III Cemetery,
often called “the city of the dead” because of its above ground tombs.

Continuing through the city to Bayou St. John is the beautiful and spacious City Park with its lush greenery and
scenic lagoons. Located on the park’s grounds is the New Orleans Museum of Art set among the overhanging
Live Oak trees and Spanish moss. Continuing toward the Lakefront, you will come upon Lake Pontchartrain,
which provides a lovely setting for exclusive residences, water sports, outdoor activities, and many fine
seafood restaurants.

Following the crescent of the river to the old town of Carrollton the route of the St. Charles streetcar, you will
pass Tulane and Loyola Universities as the ancient oaks of Audubon Park come into view. The heart of
Uptown showcases some of the city’s loveliest neighborhoods, while the Garden District is distinguished by its
Greek Revival architecture, splendid gardens and history of the ever-growing city. Returning to the “new” city
concludes this guided tour of the “Queen of the South”.

Date: Sunday, April 5, 2009
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Price: $30.00 per person

Includes:      Roundtrip motor coach transportation
               Professional tour guide
               All taxes and gratuities
                             Oak Alley Plantation Tour
                                                 One of the most visited Antebellum Plantation Homes near New
                                                 Orleans is the Oak Alley Plantation. Not only do tourists come by the
                                                 busloads, but also locals may make the drive to spend a couple of
                                                 hours viewing the spectacular alley of live oak trees.

                                                 Oak Alley’s most distinguishing architectural feature is a full peripteral
(free standing) colonnade of 28 colossal Doric columns. Equally significant is the impressive double row of giant oak
trees, which form the oak alley, about 800 feet long, from which the property derived its present name.

Located in the small river community of Vacherie, LA, it sits on a few acres on the Mississippi River. Oak Alley was
built in 1837 & 39 by George Swainey for Jacques Telesphore Roman.

The preservation of this home is superior and the furnishings are period appropriate. Come visit with guides, dressed in
period costumes, as they make the history of this plantation home come alive for you!

Date: Sunday, April 5, 2009
Time: Noon – 4:00 pm
Price: $50.00 per person

Includes:        Roundtrip motor coach transportation
                 Admission with guided tour
                 Lunch available for purchase
                 Professional tour guide
                 All taxes and gratuities




                    New Orleans School of Cooking
                   New Orleans is one of the great culinary cities of the world. It enjoys the grand traditions of one of the
                   few remaining regional cuisines - Creole. Creole cooking is a blend of four distinct influences: French,
                   Spanish, African and American Indian.

                   New Orleans School of Cooking, located in the French Quarter, holds in store for your guests, some
                   taste tempting treats of Louisiana.

                   Join one of the city’s leading professional chefs as he shares with you the history of New Orleans
                   gastronomy, its Creole philosophy, quirky habits and, of course, its cuisine. His fast repertoire of
                   knowledge on Louisiana and its cuisine will keep your guests asking questions the entire afternoon.
Each guest will receive a copy of the recipes that are prepared that afternoon so they can go home and try their hand at
cooking New Orleans style.

What better way to introduce your guests to Creole Cuisine than with “A Taste of New Orleans”.

*Light walking involved!*

Date: Monday, April 6, 2009
Time: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Price: $38.00 per person

Includes:        Roundtrip motor coach transportation
                 Cooking demo and lunch
                 Take-home recipes
                 Professional tour guide
                 All taxes and gratuities
                                                                                      Tour Registration Form
                                                                                         Deadline: March 30
                              Print clearly. Please photocopy the completed form for your records.

Tour Participant Information (complete for person actually using tour ticket)

Last Name:                                                      First Name:
Street:                                                         City:                                    State/Province:

Zip/Postal Code:                                                Country:

Home Tel:                                                       Work Tel:
Fax:                                                            E-mail:

Name of hotel in New Orleans:


Tour Selection
          Date                               Tour                                Time                  Cost         Quantity            Total
 Sunday, April 5           Discover New Orleans City Tour                 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm         $30 each                        $
 Sunday, April 5           Oak Alley Plantation Tour                      Noon – 4:00 pm            $50 each                        $
 Monday, April 6           New Orleans School of Cooking                  9:30 am – 1:30 pm         $38 each                        $

Payment (credit card or check payable to: DMI-Conventions)
Total cost of tours requested above (in USD): $ __________
Credit card orders will be charged to your account upon receipt of your tour registration form.

    Check Enclosed                  VISA                            MasterCard                    American Express                Discover


Credit Card Number:                                                                                      Exp. Date:

Name on card:

Signature (required):


Submitting Your Order
Fax, mail, or scan/email form with payment to:                          Report to the AMCA registration desk
Attn: DMI Conventions Operations Department                           onsite at the Hilton Riverside and pick up
Dianne Arthur                                                         your tickets AT LEAST 15 minutes before
4220 Howard Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70125
                                                                     the tour. You will be checked in, given your
Fax: (504) 592-0529                                                  ticket, and escorted to the bus. Tickets will
Telephone: (504) 587-1607                                                  not be mailed to you in advance.
Email: darthur@visitnola.com


Tour Policies/Miscellaneous Information
DMI-Conventions is the Tour operating company for AMCA. You                 refunded in full, unless an alternate choice is selected by the
will receive notification from DMI confirming availability of the tours     registrant.
you have selected. All prices are inclusive of taxes, gratuities and
entry fees as stated. IMPORTANT: No unoccupied minors may                   REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY
participate in any AMCA tour.                                               Cancellations received by March 30, 2009, will receive a refund in
                                                                            full. Cancellations received after March 30, 2009, will not receive a
TOUR PROGRAM INFORMATION                                                    refund. Should a catastrophic event occur that adversely affects
Tickets will be sold and distributed at the Tour Program registration       the overall conference, written notice must be received by DMI
desk at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel for all guests that          Conventions for a refund. Refunds will be made via the original
have pre-registered or want to buy the day before. Early                    payment method following the conference. Cancellation requests
registration is recommended in order to guarantee your space for            must be made in writing and addressed to:
the activity. DMI has the right to cancel any tours if the minimum          DMI-Conventions, AMCA
number of attendees is not met. If a tour is cancelled due to lack of       4220 Howard Avenue
minimum attendance, registrants will be notified by DMI after the           New Orleans, LA 70125
registration deadline of March 30 and the registration fee will be          or faxed to 504-592-0529

								
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