About Louisiana Tourism

  • Seventh consecutive year of record-breaking tourism numbers in Louisiana.
  • During 2018, 51.3 million visitors spent $18.8 billion in Louisiana - This is a 7 percent increase in spending over 2017.
  • 237,200 Louisianans are employed in the travel and hospitality industry.
  • Tax revenue generated through travel and tourism spending saves each household in Louisiana $1,082 a year in taxes that would be needed to maintain current services. 
  • A total of $1.9 billion of state and local sales tax revenues were generated by travel and tourism activities in 2018

Click here for 2018 Louisiana Tourism facts