Louisiana Office of Tourism’s Lagniappe Program Helps Meeting Planners Save on Entertainment Costs in Shreveport-Bossier

The Louisiana Office of Tourism (LOT) is offering the Louisiana Lagniappe Program to attract groups to meet in Louisiana. The program includes a seafood reception and local band paid for by LOT and is spearheaded by Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser.

As part of the Louisiana Office of Tourism’s Sunshine Plan for strategic recovery statewide from the COVID-19 pandemic, the purpose of Louisiana Lagniappe is to support the tourism industry in Louisiana by attracting conferences and events rescheduled due to COVID-19 from out-of-state to Louisiana locations. Applications for the Louisiana Lagniappe Program are available here.

The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau recently landed the Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of Meetings Professional International (MPI) and the group took advantage of the Louisiana Lagniappe Program during their reception at the Shreveport Convention Center on Nov. 12, 2020. Winston Hall, a local musician, was the evening entertainment.

“This Lagniappe Program is a great tool when my sales team is trying to secure new business for Shreveport-Bossier,” said David Bradley, vice president of sales and services at the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau. “This program helps meeting planners save money on food and entertainment in Shreveport-Bossier, and it gives them the incentive to choose our destination for their meeting site.”

For more information about hosting groups in Shreveport-Bossier, visit www.shreveport-bossier.org/meetings.