Reply to "Mardi Gras in New Orleans 06: Krewe York"

Here is the opening of this week's bulletin from the head of New Orleans' visitors bureau.
I like the part about "sensual indulgences."
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The most celebrated and historic core of the city remains intact, both physically and spiritually. The cultural riches, sensual indulgences and unparalleled service that define the New Orleans experience continue to flourish, as they have for centuries. We are open, fully prepared and eager to welcome all of our visitors again.

In outlying areas, away from the popular tourism attractions, community and infrastructure have been battered, but the soul of those neighborhoods perseveres in other ways: it shows through in the resolve of our citizens to return, rebuild and recover despite immense challenges. Those residents and business owners, along with our elected officials, wrestle daily with the most difficult questions about the revival of New Orleans' hardest hit areas. Their path may not be imminently clear, but their vision is our vision: a new New Orleans that blends the very best of this great city's past and fulfills its bright promise for the future.

Our industry has united with a renewed determination and a singular dedication to delivering the New Orleans experience visitors remember and love. Now, we are fully capable of welcoming the world back.
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