La. sets new tourism record with 27.3M visitors - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports

La. sets new tourism record with 27.3M visitors


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana drew a record 27.3 million tourists to its cities, festivals, outdoor activities and other events last year, drawing $10.8 billion in visitor spending.

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne outlined the 2013 figures Monday at a tourism promotion lunch, saying the state attracted more outside visitors than the last record set a year earlier.

The numbers are from an annual tourism study conducted by the University of New Orleans. Dardenne, who oversees Louisiana's tourism efforts, says the visitor numbers were boosted by New Orleans' hosting of the Super Bowl last year.

But he says the state also has seen its tourism rebound since Hurricane Katrina, follow-up storms and the Gulf oil spill. Tourism generated an estimated $807 million in tax revenue for the state.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Powered by WorldNow

Louisiana Media Company, LLC.
1025 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70125

General Number: (504) 486-6161
News Tips: (504) 483-1503
News Room Fax: (504) 483-1543

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVUE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
WVUE's Public Inspection File can now be accessed online. To access the online public inspection file click here: