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8:56am

Tue March 24, 2015
Business

Southern tourist attractions pitch tour operators at Shreveport convention

Louisiana Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne spoke about tourism in Louisiana at the Travel South Showcase conference at the Shreveport Convention Center.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Almost 600 tour operators are converging on the Shreveport Convention Center for a three-day meeting that puts the tourist attractions in a dozen Southern states in the spotlight.

Delegates of the Travel South Showcase are meeting face-to-face with tourism officials and attraction promoters who give them their best pitch as to why they belong on their next tour.

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10:41am

Wed July 31, 2013
Business

Shreveport-Bossier courts meeting planners through trade show

Plans for the Rendezvous South trade show were unveiled at the Shreveport Convention Center, which saw a decline in bookings during the economic downturn.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The convention business hit the skids during the Great Recession. Now, with gradual signs of economic recovery, Shreveport-Bossier convention and tourism officials want to attract larger meetings to the area.

The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau will be bringing in 35 meeting planners later this year to participate in a new trade show that is billed as a one-stop shop for booking a destination.

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