Mayor of New Orleans travel spending survey in France

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New records obtained by WDSU Investigates show the flight New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell took in France last month cost more than $17,000. Records and invoices were sent to WDSU through a public records request. Cantrell traveled to France to sign a sister city agreement and attend events to promote New Orleans. Records show the mayor used a company called Going Places Travel to book flights on United and Delta Airlines. This theft cost the city $17,854. class in the United States, sitting in seat 1E on a trip from New Orleans to Dulles International Airport in Virginia. She then traveled first class again on the flight back to New Orleans from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, seated in the front row. After that, she traveled business class to and from the United States to France. Stays at the Mayor’s Hotel only cost over $1,200. Records show she stayed at the Pullman Hotel Tour Eiffel and the AV Hotel Ambassador. Records show that three city hall staff also attended the trip with Cantrell. Cantrell’s executive protection. They all traveled economy class on the flights and stayed in the same hotels as the mayor. more than $3,600. WDSU Investigates also obtained all records of Cantrell’s trips to Ascona, Switzerland, in June — just weeks before the July trip to France. The mayor was there to promote New Orleans from the ring a Jazz Fest type event in Switzerland. WDSU Investigates previously reported that the mayor’s theft cost just under $10,000. To view Cantrell’s travel documents, click here.

New records obtained by WDSU Investigates show the flight New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell took in France last month cost more than $17,000.

Records and invoices were sent to WDSU through a public records request.

The entire trip cost the city of New Orleans over $43,000.

Cantrell traveled to France to sign a sister city agreement and attend events to promote New Orleans.

Records show the mayor used a company called Going Places Travel to book flights on United and Delta Airlines.

This theft cost the city $17,854.

The mayor flew first class to the United States, seated in seat 1E on a trip from New Orleans to Dulles International Airport in Virginia. She then traveled first class again on the flight back to New Orleans from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, seated in the front row.

After that, she traveled business class to and from the United States to France.

Stays at the Mayor’s Hotel cost just over $1,200.

Records show she stayed at the Pullman Hotel Tour Eiffel and the AV Hotel Ambassador.

Records show that three city hall staff also participated in the trip with Cantrell.

Director of Communications Gregory Joseph, Chief of Staff Clifton Davis and Robert Monlyn, who provides executive protection for Cantrell.

They all traveled economy class on the flights and stayed in the same hotels as the mayor.

City records show flights for all three cost $17,140, ​​which is less than the mayor’s total flight.

Hotel stays for all three cost just over $3,600.

WDSU Investigates also obtained all records of Cantrell’s trips to Ascona, Switzerland, in June – just weeks before the July trip to France.

The mayor was there to promote New Orleans at a Jazz Fest-like event in Switzerland.

Records show a trip with the mayor and two staffers cost the city more than $16,600 for airfare and hotel stays.

WDSU Investigates previously reported that the mayor’s theft cost just under $10,000.

To view Cantrell’s travel documents, click here.

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