NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For additional information, contact:
Shelley Johnson, Executive Director
or
Angie Manning, Communications Director
Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
(337) 436-9588 or (800) 456-7952


Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
Honored with Outstanding CVB of the Year & Tourism Campaign/Promotion of the Year Awards

LAKE CHARLES, La. (January 28, 2013)-The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) recently accepted the award for Outstanding CVB of the Year at the Lt. Governor's Tourism Summit, held Jan. 22-24, as well as an award for having the best Tourism Campaign/Promotion of the Year.

"Every single person who works at the CVB has a passion for what they do. They absolutely pour everything into making each project as successful as it can be, and it is a tremendous honor to receive statewide recognition for the work accomplished at the CVB on behalf of our destination," said Shelley Johnson, executive director.

Johnson also stated that over the past year, many of the major projects would not have been possible without the strong partners in tourism and volunteers throughout the community. The Great Acadian Awakening, Bicentennial and Centennial celebrations in Southwest Louisiana, and last but not least, the Joshua Ledet American Idol homecoming event, were all community-wide projects with every person on staff working with various entities to achieve maximum results.

The bureau also won an award for its National Tourism Week promotions for the Tourism Campaign/Promotion of the Year category.

"National Tourism Week gives the CVB a chance to address the community that we serve in order for people to understand not only the vitality of the tourism industry and destination marketing, but it's also a chance for people to understand how they can get involved in our programming," said Johnson.

For more information about the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau, visit www.visitlakecharles.org, call 337-436-9588 or find the CVB on Twitter and Facebook by searching LakeCharlesCVB.


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