|Posted on 9/17/2018 12:45:00 PM.|
Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser has returned to the Bayou state following a ten day trip to China as part of a Louisiana tourism mission in an attempt to lure visitors from the Chinese market. The trip included a stop at the 12th annual China-US Tourism Leadership Summit. Nungesser says they took two Louisiana chefs along to showcase the food of the area.
|Billy Nungesser, China, Tourism|
|Posted on 8/30/2018 11:49:00 AM.|
The Bayou State is home to the production of many famous movies and television programs, and the state wants to make it easier for tourists to scope out where those films were shot with a movie trail. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser says it’s a big visitor draw for the state.
|Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser, Tourism, Film, Television|
|Posted on 8/24/2018 4:06:00 AM.|
Louisiana launches a new ad campaign that encourages out of state residents to feed their soul in the Bayou State. Three new commercials show visitors tearing into po’boys, dancing to zydeco, fishing and more.
Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says it’s aimed at maintaining the state’s record breaking tourism numbers.
|Louisiana, Tourism, 2018, Billy Nungesser|
|Posted on 6/27/2018 6:50:00 AM.|
Lieutenant governors from around the nation are converging in New Orleans for a three day summit. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser will welcome the annual 2018 meeting of the National Governors Association with opening remarks. Among the topics being discussed, Nungesser says he intends on bringing attention to the dangers of cheaper, imported seafood.
|Billy Nungesser, New Orleans, Lt. Governor, Louisiana, Tourism|
|Posted on 1/18/2018 3:00:00 AM.|
Travel review website RewardExpert finds people vacationing in Louisiana are the “happiest and most satisfied of tourists.” The site found that 98-percent of visitors to the Bayou State are happier with their trip here than other states. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser credits Louisiana’s hospitality.
|Billy Nungesser, RewardExpert, tourism|
|Posted on 9/25/2017 3:12:00 AM.|
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.
|Billy Nungesser, Tourism, Germany, United Kingdom, |
|Posted on 8/8/2017 4:37:00 AM.|
Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser seeks to boost tourism to rural areas. That’s why he’s scheduled meetings in small Louisiana towns to find the best way to promote local attractions. He says these rural areas don’t always have the money or expertise to market themselves.
|Billy Nungesser, tourism, small towns, Louisiana|
|Posted on 7/18/2017 10:48:00 AM.|
New Orleans has been named the number four city in the US by readers of Travel +Leisure. Kristian Sonnier with the New Orleans CVB says the magazine ranked cities based on six categories, including culture, friendliness, shopping, and overall value. He says the Big Easy stood out in some key areas.
|Kristian Sonnier, New Orleans, travel, Travel + Leisure, tourism|
|Posted on 5/23/2017 2:27:00 AM.|
Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser has launched a new Horse Tourism Initiative to bring visitors to Louisiana racetracks, campgrounds, therapeutic riding centers and state parks. Nungesser says Texas and Mississippi have great horse shows, but Louisiana is also home to some of the finest equestrian services in the country.
|Billy Nungesser, tourism, Louisiana Horse Tourism, horse|
|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|
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