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Shelley Johnson, executive director


William Precht, media relations specialist

Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau

(337) 436-9588 or (800) 456-7952


Southwest Louisiana Featured as a Top Destination to Visit in 2017

LAKE CHARLES, La. (December 8, 2016) – Lake Charles, Louisiana, is known for its delicious Cajun and Creole flavors complemented by a vibrant, Southern culture. The Southwest Louisiana city was recently recognized by a prominent travel website as a top destination to visit. is a leading online publication specializing in travel articles viewed by more than 64,000 readers per month. Landlopers releases an annual article recommending top destinations to visit around the globe. This year’s article, titled “17 Places You Should Visit in 2017,” features Southwest Louisiana alongside renowned destinations including French Polynesia; Stockholm, Sweden; Bologna, Italy and Tanzania.


In February of 2016, the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted Landlopers’ founder, Matt Long, on a press tour showcasing a variety of the area’s culinary highlights and attractions.


Matt Long is an award-winning writer who travels the world year-round sharing his experiences in unique destinations with his vast audience. To view the website, visit

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