Convention & Visitors Bureau nabs major tourism award - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Convention & Visitors Bureau nabs major tourism award

(Source: Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau) (Source: Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau)
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) -

The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau has been awarded the Shining Example Award for Tourism Office of the Year.

Presented by the Southeast Tourism Society, the award salutes the bureau's achievements in tourism over the past year, which include  opening the Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point; hosting the Travel Media Showcase, a national event of media professionals; and creating "My Southwest Louisiana Home," an original video and song. In total, e bureau brought in $385 million worth of tourism to Calcasieu Parish.

“This honor does not happen without everyone pouring every bit of creativity, energy and excellence into each project. The staff at the CVB works incredibly hard. We are passionate about what we do, and we love working with everyone in the community, " said Shelley Johnson, executive director.

The Southeast Tourism Society covers Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more on the bureau, click HERE

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