Monroe LA (06/06/19) – North Louisiana could be the next biggest vacation spot. Lieutenant Governor, Billy Nungesser, traveled to the Monroe Rotary Club to speak on the tourism efforts in North Louisiana.
People are not just going to South Louisiana for entertainment anymore, but also heading over to the north part of the state.
2018 was a big year for the state of Louisiana. 51.3 million people visited Louisiana, making it a whopping nine percent increase. The largest increase percentage in years.
In the upcoming years, the state hopes to add docking facilities for the Viking cruise lines and host more horse events in North Louisiana. Nungesser also mentioned that Shreveport will be hosting the
Olympic volleyball trials and Ruston will be hosting a little league world series
“We don’t have to try and drag them out of the city and south Louisianan after they get here. On their agenda, they’ve got all the great places to visit in north Louisiana before they get here.”
There has been a 37 percent increase in international visits in North Louisiana,” said Billy Nungesser.
The state has promoted the historical activities that are already here in North Louisiana. Those activities consist of Poverty Point, Poverty Point Reservoir, the Biedenharm Museum, the Chennault Museum and the Coca-Cola Museum.
Nungesser hopes all the new and historical activities will continue to help North Louisiana to grow.