If Labor Day crowds keep coming, our state will have another record year for tourism. Last year was one for the record books, but numbers now on the books indicate 2014 will be just as good or better. That’s according to the state’s tourism czar and Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne.
More than 27 million people visited Louisiana in 2013. That’s almost 4 percent more than the year before.
Dardenne says his office has studied how people in Louisiana travel and learned this: the number one reason for getting away is to visit friends and relatives.
Just behind that are shopping and fine dining. He says Louisiana has plenty of unique stores and artisans, and the state is a beacon for foodies.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/28/14