The Lake Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau has always done a great job of promoting tourism in our area. Recently, they got some real recognition for their hard work.


Here is more about their recent award:

The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau was recently honored for the second year in a row with a Pinnacle Award by Successful Meetings produced by Northstar Travel Media for excellence in hospitality.

The Pinnacle Awards are given by the readers of Successful Meetings based on the real-life experiences planners have had during their time attending or planning a meeting. The award celebrates hospitality excellence by identifying the bureaus, hotels or conference centers that set the standard for others to follow.


“We are so appreciative of our clients and talented meeting professionals who voted in support of the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau again,” said Shelley Johnson, executive director.  “Our dedicated sales team will continue to focus on exceeding our guests’ expectations as we work to maintain Calcasieu Parish as the destination of choice for meeting planners in the Southeast.”


The bureau offers many complimentary services for group organizers and offers expertise in securing group room blocks, assisting with registration, developing itineraries and more.  For a complete list of winners, log onto  For more information on the bureau’s group services, log onto or watch commercials from the bureau’s “Bring It Home Campaign” on

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