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Impact of Tourism

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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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Local business leaders and social organizations take to the streets on festive Mardi Gras floats from the Lake Charles Civic Center to Ryan Street, ending at Sale Road. span Read More →
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A parade of costumed pets and their owners makes for a whimsical, carnival atmosphere. The title of "Mystical Dog" is given to the most strikingly costumed participant. One of the most highly Read More →
The public tastes from every pot of chicken and sausage, seafood or wild game gumbo in a hot contest of more than 60 teams on Saturday, February 25, at the Lake Charles Civic Center Exhibition Read More →
Mardi Gras in Southwest Louisiana is a family-friendly festival and even has an entire day devoted to kids! Children’s Day, a free event open to children ages 3 to 11, combines Mardi Gras fun Read More →