The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau are kicking off National Travel and Tourism Week this Saturday with awesome family oriented events!

  • WHEN:  May 4th - 12th

Saturday, May 4th, the C.V.B. will be holding their Children's Day celebration at their Welcome Center located at 1205 N. Lakeshore Drive.  There will be groups with displays/activities (including refreshments) and an appearance from SWLA's goodwill ambassador, Gumbeaux Gator.

Tuesday May 7th, Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser will be visting SWLA, he's traveling through the area promoting Louisiana Travel's latest tourism campaign and statistics.

Last year during the National Tourism week the economic impact was huge for SWLA. There were over 75,000 hotel rooms booked across SWLA generating over $732 million in 2018.

For more information on all these events, click here.