"We want this expo to show people that we offer family attractions," - Stacy Brown, president of the tourist bureau.
Shreveport-Bossier, LA (PRWEB) May 06, 2013
The Shreveport Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau and the Shreveport-Bossier Attractions Association will host the Shreveport-Bossier Attraction Expo 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Greenwood Welcome Center located at 9945 I-20 West in Shreveport on the Louisiana/Texas border.
The Greenwood Welcome Center sees some 8,500 people a month, and Friday is generally the busiest day. Participating local attractions will showcase Shreveport-Bossier’s family-oriented experiences. Visitors can expect a bowling lane set-up by Holiday Lanes, a taxidermy exhibition by Touchstone Wildlife and Art Museum, a hands-on experience with Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center and more.
This event is the culmination of week-long activities associated with National Travel and Tourism Week, May 4-12. Tourism has yearlong benefits. According to the most recent Economic Impact of Travel on Louisiana Parishes, visitors to Caddo and Bossier parishes made $935.8 million in travel-related expenditures and left behind some $22 million in local taxes. That means that each Caddo/Bossier household would have to pay an estimated $217 more in tax revenue if it were not for the $22 million in taxes spent by visitors.
“Most of our visitors think of us as a gaming destination and our casinos have done so much to grow tourism in Shreveport-Bossier,” said Stacy Brown, president of the tourist bureau. “But we want this expo to show people that we offer family attractions.”
For media inquiries, contact Deann Jewell, communications coordinator at djewell(at)sbctb(dot)org or (318) 429-0645. Visit the online visitor’s guide to learn more about the area.