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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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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 →
A purple, green and gold parade in Lake Charles for the young and young at heart. Parade Routes All parade Read More →
Be dazzled by the glowing boat parade on shimmering Lake Charles. Read More →