Louisiana has record-shattering year for tourism revenue

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 1:30am

Record numbers have been reported for the tourism industry in Louisiana.

The high numbers include money spent on hotels, food and retail.

There was over $10 billion in visitor spending, with over 26 million visitors last year alone.

The state made more than $650 million from tax revenue.

Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne says despite Hurricane Katrina, the oil spill recovery and the economic downturn, our state’s tourism is flourishing.

"It always starts with a great product to sell,” stated Dardenne, “and Louisiana has a great product and a great story to tell. With the dollars allocated to us, we've made good use of them."

In 2012, one out of every ten Louisiana jobs depended on travel and tourism.
 

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