You may have seen the great news last week—Louisiana set a tourism record with 27.3 million visitors in 2013. Thanks in part to the success of the Super Bowl and other events held last year, travelers spent a total of $10.8 billion enjoying our riches of indigenous cuisine, accommodations and attractions.
National Tourism Week was last week and as Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne toured the state, he shared the message far and wide that Louisiana is the place to come and have the time of your life. Tourism creates jobs for Louisiana residents and also has a positive impact on the state’s economy.
The LRA Bayou Chapter will host its May membership meeting on Tuesday, May 13 at The Foundry in Thibodaux, where Lt. Governor Dardenne will be the featured speaker.
As the Lt. Governor, Dardenne heads the Dept. of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, which includes State Parks, the State Museum System, the State Library, the Arts, the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board and Volunteer Louisiana.
To attend, contact Courtney Waguespack at firstname.lastname@example.org.