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Special Alert

What is a CVB?

Where is the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) located? What does a CVB do? 

Read below to find out, and also, check out our Sales Campaign & Hospitality Ambassador Training Program!
 

TOURIST INFORMATION
The bureau is located at the foot of the I-10 bridge at 1205 N. Lakeshore Drive, on the shores of Lake Charles. The bureau has information on each parish in the state of Louisiana as well as maps and other helpful materials. The bureau is a state certified welcome center, and the knowledgeable staff of the Tourist Information Department is ready to answer questions that visitors may have about the area, state or getting from point A to point B. Visitors can stop in, pick up materials, grab a cup of coffee and browse the gift shop. There is also an alligator pond nearby for people who want to get a quick look at the American alligator.

SALES DEPARTMENT
The bureau's Sales Department secures group business for sporting events, conventions, meetings, tour groups, reunions and events. The Sales Department can help with arrangements and services such as step on guides for the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road or the Charpentier Historic District, upon ample notice and group size. The department can also provide ditty bags, giveaways and special performances by the Mardi Gras Revelers, Gumbeaux Gator or Contraband Buccaneers for planned events or help with registration or promotional mailings for large groups.

COMMUNICATIONS/MARKETING DEPARTMENTS
The Communications/Marketing Departments are dedicated to getting the word out about happenings in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana. The Communications Department handles printed materials such as brochures, advertising, writing of stories and press releases, photography, social media, Internet marketing and management of www.visitlakecharles.org. The Marketing Department handles media professionals, special projects, the film industry in Southwest Louisiana and public relations efforts put forth by the bureau. Both departments work very closely together to ensure unified messaging and imaging for Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana.

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3 Doors Down was formed in the small Mississippi town in the mid-1990s. 3 Doors Down has had six #1 singles - "Kryptonite," "Duck & Run," "Loser," "Be Like That," "When I'm Gone" and "Here Read More →
A world of brass bands, rock and roll, pop radio, country, hip-hop and reggae all rolled into one big, beautiful band of color. In the great tradition of stunning acts, Bag of Donuts has to be Read More →
The Firecracker Derby will be held at Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino Hotel, June 30, 2017. For more information Read More →
Diana Ross is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. Born and raised in Detroit, she rose to fame as the lead singer of the vocal group The Supremes, which, during the Read More →
The Firecracker Futurity will be held at Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino Hotel, July 1, 2017. For more information Read More →
Join us at FreedomFest 2017 on July 1st. Grammy award-winning Country Music Sensation Maren Morris will headline the event with Special Guest Brooke Eden. FreedomFest will also Read More →
Sheryl Crow is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Her music incorporates elements of pop, rock, folk, country and blues. She has released eight studio albums, two compilations, and a Read More →
The City of Lake Charles is making plans for the annual Red White Blue & You Celebration on Tuesday, July 4th. Entry forms are now being accepted for parade units including floats, Read More →
Golden Nugget Lake Charles today announces its six-week concert series begins Friday, July 7 at its new, outdoor H2O Pool + Bar Concert Venue. Every Friday night, guests can enjoy live music Read More →
Dennis Miller is an American stand-up comedian, talk show host, political commentator, sports commentator, actor, and television and radio personality. He rose to fame as a cast member of Read More →
Louisiana Showcase Night will be held at Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino Hotel, July 8, 2017! Come on out and Read More →
Join us in Heritage Swuare for a free showing of The Jungle Book! Bring a picnic and get there early to get a good spot. All Movies in the Square begin at sunset. In the event of rain or high Read More →
Celebrating 30 years of preserving and promoting Cajun music and heritage with continuous live Cajun music, traditional Cajun foods, arts and crafts, Cajun waltz and two-step dance contests, Read More →
Golden Nugget Lake Charles today announces its six-week concert series begins Friday, July 7 at its new, outdoor H2O Pool + Bar Concert Venue. Every Friday night, guests can enjoy live music Read More →
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