ESSENCE FEST 2019 will be THE EVENT OF THE YEAR. So, you want to start planning early so that you can experience all that the 25th anniversary of the country’s largest celebration of Black women and black culture has to offer! Plus, remember getting a head start on this trip will ensure that you actually get a spot in one of the top hotels in New Orleans. TRUST US; accommodations are going to go by fast, fast, fast!

The Essence Festival returns to New Orleans next July 4-7, 2019!

It is four days of Black women empowerment, inspiration, community, and pure #BLACKGIRLMAGIC.

Experience enriching conversations, television screenings, celebrity meet and greets, and beauty & fashion. 2019 is sure to be the most unforgettable festival yet!

JTS Vacations will be attending Essence Fest 2019. Time to start planning an unforgettable event!

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Trip Details:

Trip Name: Essence Festival 25th Yr Anniversary Celebration

Our Trip Dates: July 4-8, 2019

  • Four (4) nights accommodations in a standard room at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel (with 2 full-size beds)**
  • Roundtrip Luxury Motorcoach transportation departing from Atlanta, GA (Seats on the bus are now sold out)
  • 3-Day Jazzy Streetcar Passes to use while in NOLA
  • Essence Fest Digital Party Guide
  • Access to our private FB Group
  • JTS Vacations exclusive welcome gift
  • JTS Vacations Travel Agent Hostesses on site

What’s Not Included:

  • Tickets to any of the Essence Festival Events
  • Transportation to New Orleans – as of 1/25/19 seats on the bus is sold out
  • Meals
  • Travel Insurance (optional but highly recommended)
  • Tips/Gratuities
  • Anything not mentioned above

Deposits are based on occupancy rate and date booked. Full final payment will be due by April 30, 2019.

All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

RESERVE YOUR TRIP NOW – Space is limited!

Less than 20 rooms left!!! Going Fast! Packages start as low as $710 per person!

Without Bus Packages: Double (2 people in room) – $1150/pp  |  Triple (3 people in room) – $890/pp  |  Quad (4 people in room) – $710/pp


With Bus Packages: Double (2 people in room) – Sold Out  |  Triple (3 people in room) – Sold Out  |  Quad (4 people in room) – Sold Out

**The New Orleans Marriott Hotel offers a total of 2 full size beds in our room block, please take note when booking triple and quad occupancy.  You must select the transportation package price at check out in order for it to be included or excluded.**

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Do you offer Travel Insurance?

JTS Vacations, LLC can provide a quote for travel insurance, and travel insurance is highly recommended. Or you can research and choose a travel insurance policy that fits your individual needs carefully.

Are you affiliated with Essence Festival?

We are NOT affiliated with ESSENCE MAGAZINE or the producers or event coordinators of ESSENCE FEST.

Are concert tickets included in the package?

No, you are responsible for purchasing concert tickets on your own.

Where should I get concert tickets?

You should only buy concert tickets and party passes from reliable ticket sources such as TicketMaster or Essence Fest and/or its distributors.

What kind of hotel room do I get with this package?

The New Orleans Marriott Hotel room block that JTS Vacations, LLC has secured has two double beds in each room. Please note this when booking triple or quad occupancy.

Does the hotel require a credit card to keep on file while we are there?

Hotel Industry standards may require a credit card charge upon checking into your room for incidentals. You and your roommates should discuss this before checking in. You should also use a credit card as opposed to a debit card. Cash can also be submitted. Please contact New Orleans Marriott Hotel for more on their incidental policy.

If I need assistance at the hotel, can you help?

JTS Vacations, LLC hostesses will be on-site for any guests needing assistance at the hotel.

Does your company have terms and conditions?

Yes, making reservations for this 2019 Essence Fest package signifies your acceptance of our Terms and Conditions.

Who can make a reservation?

You must make your reservations in the name that is on your government-issued identification you will use to check-in at the hotel.

Is the payment for this package refundable or transferable?

All of your payments to JTS Vacations, LLC are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

How can I best protect this investment in case of emergency?

Travel Insurance is strongly recommended to protect your investment.

What forms of payments do you accept?

JTS Vacations, LLC accepts payments by credit card only. Please see payment options below.

If I book this trip with a roommate, and then they can’t go, can I get my money back?

Refunds will not be given due to roommate abandonment. Please ensure your roommate has made his/her reservations and are making timely payments as required. If your room occupancy level decreases due to roommate abandonment, your room rate will be adjusted and you will be charged automatically for the difference in the occupancy rate.

What is the deadline to book this incredible experience?

Payments will be accepted through April 30, 2019.

Do you have a bill plan of any kind if I want to pay in installments?

When booking, you are automatically set up on our bill plan. if you elect to later cancel this plan you are responsible for making timely payments on your reservations according to the billing plan on your account. (See Automatic Billing Plan below). We will send reminders of payments through our system. If you should go more than 60 days without any payment whatsoever, your reservations may automatically cancel without notice.

Reservations and Payments:

JTS Vacations, LLC accepts reservations and payments according to two schedules: Payment in full at the time of booking or payments over time on JTS Vacations, LLC Billing Plan.

Payment in Full:

You may pay in full at the time of booking. No future payments will be needed unless you later modify your reservations.

Automatic Billing Plan:

You are enrolled in our automatic billing so that you can relax knowing that your future payments will be made automatically. When you book, we’ll calculate an evenly divided automatic billing plan for you and you will know in advance the day of every month that your payment will be processed. Your initial deposit is due at the time of booking, and your future payments will be charged according to the schedule you see on your invoice. Automatic billing is available at no charge.

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