Louisiana Bass Trail promotes north Louisiana bass fishing
Posted on 4/20/2017 6:48:00 AM.

North Louisiana is known for its great locations for bass fishing, which is why the Lt. Governor’s Office in partnership with the Office of Tourism and state parks has announced the launch of the Louisiana Bass Trail.

Billy Nungesser, Louisiana Bass Trail, fishing, Sportsman's Paradise

Louisiana sees 5th consecutive record breaking year for tourism
Posted on 4/12/2017 4:26:00 AM.

For a fifth consecutive year, Louisiana broke a record for tourism. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says in 2016, the state welcomed a record 47 million visitors, which is more than a 2 percent increase over the previous year. He says tourists spent an average of $360 a person.

Billy Nungesser, tourism, confederate monuments, Tim Chester

Festival season underway across the state
Posted on 4/7/2017 10:59:00 AM.

Festival season is in full swing in all corners of the Bayou State. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says the Blues Festival gets underway in the Capitol City, while the Crawfish Festival kicks off in Lake Charles. He says there’s plenty to do in Louisiana this weekend.
(photo courtesy of Facebook)

Billy Nungesser, festival season, tourism, festivals

Direct flights begin from New Orleans to London
Posted on 3/27/2017 6:28:00 AM.

Today the first direct flight from New Orleans to London takes off out of the Louis Armstrong Airport. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser will be aboard the British Airways flight and says this is an exciting day for all travelers in the state. He says now that this direct flight is available, it opens up the doors for international tourism to Louisiana.

Billy Nungesser, London, direct flight, British Airways

Lt. Gov Nunesser promotes direct flights from New Orleans to Germany
Posted on 3/14/2017 3:49:00 AM.

The Louisiana Office of Tourism is promoting the Bayou State to travelers from Germany, as Condor Airlines prepares to offer direct flights to New Orleans this summer. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says representatives from his office spent the last week in Berlin promoting Louisiana’s food, culture, and history to the German-speaking market. But their efforts don’t stop there.

Billy Nungesser, LOT, tourism, Germany, New Orleans

Lt. Gov Nungesser pardons Emile the Crawfish
Posted on 3/10/2017 12:19:00 PM.

As Louisianans prepare for crawfish boils this weekend, one lucky crawdad won’t be in a sack. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser teamed up with Zatarain’s to pardon a mudbug. He says the crawfish was set free in Bayou Segnette State Park to live out his days safe from crawfishers’ nets.

Billy Nungesser, crawfish, Zatarain's, Emile the Crawfish

The big Mardi Gras weekend is here with celebrations around the state
Posted on 2/24/2017 5:01:00 AM.

The big Mardi Gras weekend has arrived as cities and towns will be celebrating the carnival season with parades and traditional Mardi Gras festivities Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says Mardi Gras is not just popular in New Orleans and Lafayette, central and north Louisiana are getting into the act. He says he was recently the Grand Marshall of the first parade ever in Ball.

Mardi Gras, celebrate, Billy Nungesser

Office of Tourism launches new social media campaign #OnlyInLouisiana
Posted on 2/17/2017 1:09:00 PM.

The Louisiana Office of Tourism has launched a new social media campaign to get Louisianans to promote tourism in our state. Lt Governor Billy Nungesser says the hashtag #OnlyInLouisiana allows residents to be tourism ambassadors for the Bayou State because no one can tell our story better than Louisianans.

Billy Nungesser, LOT, #OnlyInLouisiana, tourism, Louisiana travel

Nungesser says Dick Clark's NYE New Orleans countdown is priceless marketing for Louisiana
Posted on 12/30/2016 3:44:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says they are thrilled to kick off 2017 by nationally showcasing our amazing culture through New Orleans during this year's "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve." It's the first time the production will do a Central Time Zone Countdown.
New Orleans, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, Ryan Seacrest, Billy Nungesser, Lucy Hale

Lt. Gov Nungesser hopes to boost international tourism throughout the state
Posted on 12/14/2016 9:52:00 AM.

The number of international visitors has grown in Louisiana, but Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, who oversees tourism in the state, doesn’t just want these travelers to visit New Orleans. Nungesser says there are direct flights into New Orleans from London, Germany, and Honduras, but he wants to see these tourists get out to the rest of the state.

Billy Nungesser, international tourism, scenic byways

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