With National Travel & Tourism Week coming up on May 1-7, 2022, this episode of Big Blend Radio features Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and Arlene Gould, Executive Director of Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau, who discuss the travel experience and tourism industry of Louisiana.
Since taking office in 2016, Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and his team have guided the state to record breaking tourism numbers in each of the last 5 consecutive years prior to the pandemic, cut wasteful spending, and upgraded the State Parks with many becoming profitable through public/private partnerships. Under his leadership, the Department of Culture Recreation and Tourism worked non-stop to revive Louisiana's 4th largest industry – tourism – again welcoming 53 million visitors to enjoy Louisiana’s culture, cruise industry, celebrations and culinary excellence. Louisiana remains ranked in the top 10 tourist destination by in polls around the world. More: https://www.crt.state.la.us/lt-governor/ and https://www.louisianatravel.com/
This episode is part of Big Blend Radio's 3rd Tuesday "Go to Natchitoches" show series that focuses on the travel and event experiences of Natchitoches, the oldest settlement in Louisiana. More: https://natchitoches.com/
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