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Tourism Awareness Breakfast

By Melanie Moffett
In Bayou Scene
Jun 30th, 2015

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne took a moment off from the campaign trail to drop in at the Hamilton House Inn in West Monroe, the site the Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Tourism Awareness Breakfast. During the breakfast, Dardenne helped present the winners of the 2015 “Show Us Your BayouLife”  Photo Contest hosted by the Monroe-West Monroe CVB and BayouLife.

Each year, tourism attracts more than 28 million visitors to Louisiana. Those visitors spend more than $11 billion dollars and help generate $850 million in tax revenues for the state each year.
During the breakfast, the CVB touted local successes, including a 72 percent occupancy rate at local hotels and increased attendance at numerous local attractions. Monroe-native Damien Lawson of NBC’s The Voice was also on-hand for the event.