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LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR BILLY NUNGESSER ANNOUNCES FIFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR OF RECORD-BREAKING TOURISM NUMBERS IN LOUISIANA


BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser announced 2016 as the fifth consecutive record-breaking year for tourism in Louisiana. The state welcomed a record high 46.7 million visitors in 2016, representing an increase of 2.57 percent over the 45.1 million visitors reported by DK Shifflet and Associates in 2015. Those visitors spent $16.8 billion, or an average of $360 per person. The travel and tourism industry generated $1.04 billion in state tax revenue, an increase of 23.4 percent ...more...