Louisiana has 6th consecutive year of record-breaking tourism
Posted on 5/7/2018 2:58:00 PM.

Louisiana is now on a six-year-run of record breaking tourism numbers as the state saw 500,000 more visitors in 2017 than it saw in 2016, for a total of 46.7 million visitors.More

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Lt. Gov. Nungesser celebrating Mardi Gras in the nation's capital
Posted on 2/13/2018 5:00:00 AM.
Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is celebrating Mardi Gras, he’s just not in Louisiana. He’s helping to promote Louisiana’s new travel tourism slogan “Louisiana: Feed Your Soul.” The new brand is being promoted in several states, including the nation’s capital.
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Lt. Gov. Nungesser concerned about budget cuts and the effect on tourism
Posted on 1/4/2018 3:00:00 AM.

As Louisiana tourism enters 2018, there are some glairing concerns as to how to encourage more visitors to come to the Bayou State. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says the state’s tourism budget is facing a ten percent cut if legislators are unable to resolve the fiscal cliff issues. Plus Nungesser is worried about some of the chronic problems that’s impacting the state’s biggest tourism draw, New Orleans.

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Nungesser is serious about tourism connected with the Audubon Golf Trail
Posted on 11/15/2017 3:00:00 AM.
Have you ever thought Louisiana as a golf destination? Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is wanting to make it so. He is helping to re energize the Audubon Golf Trail. 15 courses statewide are included. He says this will be a valuable tool to gets visitors to vacation here and see what other attractions Louisiana has to offer.
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Job numbers show tremendous growth in state's travel industry
Posted on 10/26/2017 12:07:00 PM.

Good news for Louisiana’s tourism industry. Nearly 25% of the new jobs in the state were related to tourism. Over 6,000 new travel related jobs were created in the last 12 months, based on data from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says not only is the industry creating jobs, it’s also bringing in a large portion of the state’s tax revenue.

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International tourism increasing in Louisiana
Posted on 12/3/2014 3:11:00 AM.
Tourism leaders are looking to capitalize on the increasing trend of international tourists visiting Louisiana.  Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne says they have been very aggressive in marketing Louisiana to international visitors and those efforts are definitely paying off.

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Dardenne optimistic about Louisiana tourism in 2014
Posted on 8/27/2014 5:18:00 PM.
Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne says tourism is encouraging for 2014 following last year's record setting year.  Over 27 million people visited Louisiana in 2013, a nearly 4-percent increase from 2012.  
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Jefferson Parish President John Young throws hat in ring for Lt. Governor
Posted on 8/12/2014 10:47:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Jefferson Parish President John Young announce he's joining the 2015 race for Lt. Governor. Young joins already announced candidates Baton Rouge Mayor President Kip Holden and Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser.
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Lt. Governor Dardenne announces 2013 as record year for tourism in Louisiana
Posted on 4/28/2014 2:11:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne announces 2013 was a record-breaking year for the tourism industry in Louisiana. He says The Bayou State attracted 27.3 million visitors which is a 4 percent increase over 2012.
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Dardenne: Louisiana saw a record 26.3 million visitors in 2012, though tourism budget issues loom
Posted on 8/27/2013 10:24:00 AM.
Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne says Louisiana set a record for tourism in 2012 with 26.3 million people visiting and spending almost $11 billion dollars. He says that means $665 million dollars in tax revenue was generated for the citizens of our state.

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