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Lt. Gov. Dardenne Visits Lake Charles During National Tourism Week

Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne visited Lake Charles today as part of a statewide expedition celebrating National Tourism Week. Traveling in a mini coach wrapped in Louisiana Travel’s latest tourism marketing campaign and statistics, he was greeted at the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau by tourism employees, Gumbeaux Gator and the Lake Charles Buccaneers. Last year Louisiana’s tourism industry had a record-setting year attracting 28.7 million visitors, a 5 percent increase over 2013. The revenue generated through domestic and international visitors represents a more than 38-to-1 return on investment of state funding…

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