About Louisiana Tourism

  • 2017 was the sixth straight record breaking year for tourism in Louisiana.
  • During 2017, 47.1 million visitors spent $17.5 billion in Louisiana - This is a 4 percent increase in spending over 2016.
  • The revenue generated through domestic and international visitors represents a more than 37-to-1 return on investment of state funding of the Louisiana Office of Tourism.
  • 233,092 Louisianans are employed in the travel and hospitality industry.
  • A total of $1.8 billion of state and local sales tax revenues were generated by travel and tourism activities in 2017

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