By Dan Boudreaux Staff Writer
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at 6:40 PM
Updated Aug 9, 2017 at 6:40 PM
Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and over 50 members of the regional tourism and business industries today discussed how to get tourists to visit the less-populated communities in the state.
“This is a great opportunity to have this forum to figure out how we can bring people to the rural areas of Louisiana, and it fits right in to our ambassador program, our ‘Staycation’ program, our fishing tours and our marketing strategy of ‘The Great Outdoors of Louisiana,’ ” Nungesser said during his Rural Tourism Roundtable at the Houma Area Convention and… Read More »
In the article, "4 Reasons Why Louisiana is So Much More Than New Orleans" by Courtney McCaffrey, the swamps and bayous of the Houma area are listed as an excellent reason to venture outside of the city and see Louisiana. "The bayou is its own world of wildlife and wetlands," McCaffrey writes, "and it's what makes Louisiana one of the most distinct states in the U.S."
For more of Courtney Mcaffrey's article, visit the link below:Read More »
Houma Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 2792
Houma, LA 70361
Contact: Sondra Corbitt
Tourism Office Offering 2017 Festival Grant
September 28, 2016 – The Houma Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is now accepting applications for the 2017 HACVB Tourism Festivals Marketing Program. Terrebonne Parish events and festivals wishing to attract out of town visitors are eligible to apply.
Grants are awarded once a year and all 2017-event applications will be due on November 4, 2016. In addition, all applicants must attend a MANADATORY Sponsorship Guideline Review meeting on October 25, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Houma Area Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. This grant is open to… Read More »
The Houma Area Opens New Visitors Center
The Houma Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (HACVB) will officially open its new interpretive visitors center on July 9th with a community-wide celebration of Terrebonne Parish.
In collaboration with Duplantis Design Group, the HACVB developed a plan for a new 3700 square foot, glass and steel building. While maintaining the current visitors center as administrative offices, the new center allows more space for travelers as well as opportunities for the HACVB to grow. The modern design of the new visitors center contrasts the traditional design of the current building and represents a progression from the slow moving bayous of Terrebonne Parish to a modern, industrial Houma area.
The interior… Read More »