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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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Events

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From the wonderful world of the carnival season, the Lake Charles / Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau will bring Mardi Gras to life with our Shoebox Float Read More →
Start your weekend with the nouveau zydeco sounds of Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie in the Gator Lounge. With a sound deeply rooted in Read More →
Grammy-winner Lee Greenwood will bring his Holiday Show to Golden Nugget Lake Charles on Saturday, December 23 at 8 PM in the Grand Event Center. With more than 30 albums and seven Number One Read More →
We all love him - so make plans to join us in Gator Lounge for the music man they call “Le Boss,” “The Cajun Springsteen” and now "Grammy Winner"...the high-energy showman Wayne Read More →
Golden Nugget Lake Charles will host 38 SPECIAL in the Grand Event Center on Friday, Dec. 29 at 8:30 PM. Known for their Southern rock style, the band’s sales top 20 million albums. The band 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 →
It's time to ring in the New Year, and what better way than with a rocking New Year's Eve Prom at Blue Martini! Enjoy spectacular sounds and entertainment by the Flamethrowers and DJ Read More →
Bring in the New Year at Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill! The party of the year begins at 8:30pm and includes a midnight celebration with entertainment by Band Camp. Indulge in NYE drink Read More →
The Prime Time Band will make you shake your groove thing with their playlists of R&B, Blues and Soul. Make plans today to ring in the New Year with Read More →
BRIAN McKNIGHT TO PERFORM AT GOLDEN NUGGET ON JANUARY 5 Lake Charles, Louisiana – Brian McKnight will perform at Golden Nugget Read More →
Multi-Platinum country music artist and East Texas native, Clay Walker rocks the Delta Event Center this June. With a string of hits that includes “What’s It To You,” "If I Could Make A Read More →
Mardi Gras makes its flamboyant entrance with the Twelfth Night Parade Extravaganza inside the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum. There will be a lively, mini-parade featuring members of Read More →
GOLDEN NUGGET ANNOUNCES VILLAGE PEOPLE LIVE BAND TO PERFORM ON JANUARY 6 Lake Charles, Read More →
The 60th Annual Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival will highlight all the local, natural resource industries in the area. This year's festival will honor the crabbing industry for the Read More →
Randy Rogers Band on Friday, January 12 at 8:30 PM. The Texas based band has been performing together since 2002. The country music group hails from Texas and includes Randy Rogers (lead Read More →
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