Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is visiting Germany and the United Kingdom, leading a mission along with 17 tourism partners, to promote Louisiana and the direct flights into New Orleans. Nungesser says so far the international flights have been extremely popular.
"As a matter of fact, British Airways added another flight," said Nungesser. "So they are actually growing and we are excited about the interest."
Nungesser says Germans are required to take 24 days of paid vacation every year, and he wants them to come to Louisiana. During the mission, Nungesser will be a guest on several radio shows in Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Hannover. He plans to talk about the music, the food and other great things to see here in Louisiana.
"And I hear this all the time, the greatest thing we have to offer is our people," said Nungesser. "We treat people like family, and give them an experience that they can't get anywhere else."
The group will host several events to promote Louisiana’s authentic experience to travel agents, media partners, and tour operators of several high-profile German travel and tourism companies. Nungesser says we have a ton of tourist-friendly, major events on the horizon, like the Tri-centennial of New Orleans, and the 150th anniversary of Tabasco.
"They love the Tabasco sauce. They love the french culture," said Nungesser.