November 01, 2011 13:07 ET Partners With Mardi Gras Expert, Arthur Hardy, to Bring the Ultimate Carnival Celebration

NEW ORLEANS, LA--(Marketwire - Nov 1, 2011) - When the world looks to New Orleans for an expert in all things Mardi Gras, Arthur Hardy is the man they seek., the official New Orleans Travel Site™, is pleased to announce a partnership with renowned Mardi Gras authority, Arthur Hardy. Through this agreement, will be the home of the most comprehensive visitor guides to the largest annual celebration in New Orleans and will become the "Official Mardi Gras Guide Site™."

"We are very excited about bringing these two iconic brands together," said Bo White, president of "Our website is where hundreds of thousands of Mardi Gras visitors, from more than 56 countries across the globe, come for information about everything New Orleans has to offer. Providing the award-winning content that Arthur Hardy has presented for nearly 40 years in print and on our site will enhance the essential experience for every Mardi Gras visitor."

Combining Arthur Hardy's in-depth, native Mardi Gras expertise with's full-service travel planning products, the site will offer locals and tourists a direct link to the authentic Mardi Gras experience, whether you're looking for the best hotels along the parade routes or detailed schedules and maps of the events.

For more information on Mardi Gras and New Orleans travel, visit

Since its inception in 1995, has primarily been a New Orleans hospitality portal. Today it generates hundreds of thousands of unique visitors per year and millions of page views from individuals who are planning to visit the area. When someone plans a trip,, the most intuitive and recognizable web address for this area, is the first place they go to book New Orleans hotels, find where to eat and what do to. will continue to provide this valuable service, while raising the bar on the quality and depth of visitor information available on the site.

About Arthur Hardy
Since 1977, Arthur Hardy's award-winning Mardi Gras Guide has been the premier resource for information about the Carnival season in New Orleans. The Mardi Gras Guide is updated annually with detailed maps and information about the 50+ Mardi Gras parades, profiles of the individual Mardi Gras krewes, and features about the history and culture of Mardi Gras in New Orleans.