New tour firm Custom Conventions + Tailored Tours offers personalized tours of New Orleans that showcase the history and culture of the city. "We try to make sure the full story is played out. [For example], we make sure our guests understand slavery and Louisiana history from an Afro-Creole perspective ... We don't just throw marshmallows at alligators on our swamp tour, we talk about the disappearing wetlands," said co-owner Morgan McCall Molthrop. The company is preparing to launch a special tour next year to celebrate the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans.

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