Louisiana  Pick Your Passion! Travel Pulse Office of Tourism Update
June 13, 2016
Germany direct flight to MSY in 2017 announced

Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser was among dignitaries who this week announced Condor Airlines will offer direct flights from Germany to New Orleans in the summer of 2017. The connection between Frankfurt and MSY will fly every Wednesday and Sunday.

Denise ThevenotDenise Thevenot   Thevenot appointed to U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board
Louisiana Tax Free Shopping Executive Director Denise Thevenot has been named a seatholder with the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. Thevenot will serve a two-year term for the agency overseen by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

  Louisiana prominent in Delta Sky Mississippi River Delta section
Louisiana was prominently featured in a recent Delta Sky special section on the Mississippi River Delta region. It was touted as both a hub for economic development and travel, and the latter emphasized the state's food, music and culture.

Trip Advisor   Lake Charles CVB earns TripAdvisor award
The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau recently received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. The accolade stems from favorable reviews of local attractions, eateries and overnight providers by TripAdvisor users.

Louisiana State CapitolLouisiana State Capitol,
Baton Rouge
  Plantation Country earns nods from notable bloggers
A blogging couple recently produced notable accounts of field research in Plantation Country. Laurence Norah, an award-winning photographer who pens the Finding the Universe blog, produced a piece on Baton Rouge, while his wife, Jess, produced a piece on Oak Alley for her Independent Travel Cats blog.

  Canadian Travel Press touts NOLA as this year's IPW host
Trade publication Canadian Travel Press led off their last issue promoting New Orleans and Louisiana as this year's IPW host site. CTP is the Canadian market's most read and distributed trade publication, with 26,000 issues circulated each edition.

  Volunteers sought for IPW
The New Orleans CVB is seeking IPW ambassadors who will assist with airport arrivals, sightseeing departures and with staffing information desks at host hotels.

Upcoming Meetings & Events   Upcoming meetings & events

If you have comments or suggestions for future issues of Louisiana Travel Pulse, contact Jeff Richard at jrichard@crt.la.gov or 225.342.7475.

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