Courtesy: LTPA

TOURISM SUMMIT IN SHREVEPORT:  The Lt. Governor's Annual Louisiana Travel Promotions Association Summit returns to Shreveport, LA this week as an estimated 500+ professionals in the state's travel and hospitality industry will convene at the Shreveport Convention Center.   Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser will address a kick-off breakfast meeting Wednesday morning as he offers an update on the state of the tourism economy in Louisiana as well as how the recent weather catastrophe may impact tourism to those areas hit hardest by the flooding.

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Courtesy: State of Louisiana

TOURISM'S ECONOMIC IMPACT:   According to Louisiana's Lieutenant Governor - Billy Nungesser,  tourism numbers are up especially among international tourists and that is just one area of potential growth regarding the travel and hospitality industry.   Nungesser will be addressing the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association Summit on Wednesday,  August 24th as it officially kicks of with a breakfast at Shreveport's Convention Center.
Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles / This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Airs Tuesday, August 23, at 7:45 p.m. In light of the recent flooding, commentary Dr. Gary Joiner is with us now to share a historic perspective.