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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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It’s the “12 Days of Christmas,” only this time, it’s not just a song! Thanks to several community organizations in Sulphur, we are proud to announce that Christmas will last almost two full Read More →
Lake Charles Civic Ballet’s “Christmas in Louisiana: Once Upon a Time” Dec. 8 - 10, Lake Charles Civic Center. This beautiful ballet tells the Read More →
About Jennifer Nettles: Jennifer Nettles music has been with us for so long, it is easy for ticket buyers to forget that she is only now starting her journey as a Read More →
Iowa Christmas Parade and Christmas in the Park Dec. 10, Lawrence Toups Park, Downtown Iowa. Christmas Parade begins at 4 p.m. from the VF Read More →
The Ward One Economic Development Board and the Moss Bluff Civic Club will sponsor the Moss Bluff Christmas Parade on Read More →