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


BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser announced 2017 as the sixth consecutive year of record-breaking tourism numbers in Louisiana. The state welcomed a record 47.1 million visitors in 2017, representing an increase of nearly 500,000 over the 46.7 million visitors reported by DK Shifflet in 2016. Those visitors spent $17.5 billion, or an average of $371 per person. The travel and tourism industry generated $1.8 billion in state and local sales tax revenue, an increase of 4.5 ...more...