Ever wondered what it’s like to run a travel business? How about running a travel business in the middle of a pandemic that’s halted travel for the better part of a year?
Just ask Isabelle Cossart, the one-woman show behind Tours by Isabelle—bilingual tours that show off the gumbo mixture of New Orleans culture, landscape, and wildlife to the world.
She’s been running tours in New Orleans for 41 years, after moving from France when she was just 21 years old. Her business has survived many unexpected events, from Hurricane Katrina which devastated New Orleans, to 9/11 which halted travel throughout the USA, and more recently COVID-19, which has affected the entire world. She attributes her success to loving and caring about people, deeply.