PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For additional information, contact:
Shelley Johnson, executive director
or
Anne Taber Klenke, creole nature trail/adventure tourism director
Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
(337) 436-9588 or (800) 456-7952


CREOLE NATURE TRAIL ALL-AMERICAN ROAD NOMINATED FOR VIRTUALTOURIST'S
8TH WONDER OF THE WORLD
Voting Open Now Through September 30

Lake Charles, LA (June 3, 2013) - The Creole Nature Trail All-American Road has been entered into VirtualTourist.com's quest to crown the "8th Wonder of the World." Public voting is now open at VirtualTourist.com, a leading travel research website and community that is part of TripAdvisor Media Group.


A part of the National Scenic Byways program, the Creole Nature Trail was the only byway selected on the strength of its natural intrinsic qualities and is one of only 31 designated All-American Roads in the United States. The Creole Nature Trail is a journey through a wild and rugged terrain unique to Louisiana, America and the world with multiple opportunities to get up-close to wildlife in their natural habitat. The trails unique marsh, prairie and coastal eco-systems provide shelter, food and nurseries for fish, shellfish, wildlife, birds and waterfowl earning the trail the nickname of Louisiana's Outback.


With numerous Tourism Boards, Chambers of Commerce and Visitor Bureaus sending in a nomination, the public is asked to vote for their favorite out of the more than 200 submissions. Voters can visit www.virtualtourist.com to vote for the Creole Nature Trail and have until September 30 to do so. The wonder with the most votes will be crowned the winner. The winner will be featured in a national broadcast TV segment on a popular syndicated program as well as receive a massive media relations campaign push from VirtualTourist.


"It's wonderful to have a nomination from every corner of the world so we are thrilled to receive the Creole Nature Trail as a nomination from Southwest Louisiana," said Giampiero Ambrosi, General Manager of VirtualTourist.com. "As one of the best travel guide resources on the web, members and visitors to our site have been to almost every country in the world. We are eager to see which landmark they will choose to be crowned the 8th Wonder of the World."


To vote for the Creole Nature Trail for 8th Wonder of the World, just visit www.virtualtourist.com and search "creole."


Each entrant will be entered to win a trip to the islands of Fiji at the all-inclusive trip of a Yasawa Island Resort & Spa. For all the details and to vote for your 8th Wonder of the World choice, visit www.virtualtourist.com.