Downtown Development Authority and seven local downtown Shreveport restaurants have launched an initiative to provide discounts and special offers to conventioneers meeting in Shreveport-Bossier.
The new program can be used as a sales tool by the sales teams at meeting venues, hotels and the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau.
“Downtown Shreveport is thrilled to work with the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau on welcoming visitors to our area,” said Liz Swaine, executive director of the Downtown Development Authority. “This initiative encourages people to sample local dining options and have a wonderful trip.”
Conventioneers can redeem special offers by presenting a convention badge, name tags or host hotel room keys at participating restaurants.
Participating restaurants include Abby Singer’s Bistro, Fat Calf Boucherie, Fully Stacked Bar & Grill, Noble Savage Tavern, The Missing Link, Parish Taceaux, and Retro Downtown Café.
“Partnering with Downtown Development Authority and downtown restaurants to launch this value-added dining program is creating increased foot traffic into the businesses within walking distance of the Shreveport Convention Center,” said David Bradley, vice president of sales and services for the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau. “We can now market the conventioneer discounts to meeting planners as an incentive to book their events in Shreveport-Bossier.”
In 2018, Shreveport-Bossier hosted more than 350 meetings and conventions that generated nearly 73,000 hotel room nights and brought in more than 181,000 people to the destination.