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Impact of Tourism

Facts & Figures

National Tourism Week celebrates the importance of tourism as an industry throughout the United States. Direct spending by resident and international travelers in the US averaged $2.5 billion a day, $105.8 million an hour.

$2.1 trillion: Economic output generated by domestic and international visitors (includes $927.9 billion in direct travel expenditures that spurred an additional $1.2 trillion in other industries)

For Louisiana, visitors spent $11.5 billion dollars, and 12.3 million total passengers arrived and departed Louisiana airports.

For Calcasieu Parish, that is $404.04 million dollars added to the local economy. 

Visitor Stats for Southwest Louisiana
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