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