Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou Tourism Launches 2020 Tourism Investment Program
January 22, 2020 – Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou Tourism (LCBT) is now accepting applications for the 2020 Tourism Investment Program.
The Tourism Investment Program was created by the LCBT Board of Directors as part of the organization’s 2016 strategic plan. The goal of the program is to support tourism developments efforts within Lafourche Parish that can attract more visitors to the destination and increase the economic value of tourism for the local economy. Since 2016, the program has awarded $176,000 to local organizations with a focus on driving visitation to Lafourche Parish. The funding provided to these organizations was used to build their tourism product and enhance marketing promotions efforts.
The Tourism Investment Program guide and application can be found on LCBT’s website, lacajunbayou.com, under the “About” section. The deadline to submit applications is February 14, 2020.
LCBT will host an informational session for anyone interested in applying for funding from the program on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 2:00-3:30 pm at the Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou Tourism Visitor Center, located at 4484 Hwy 1 in Raceland.
“This program is essential for moving tourism forward in Lafourche Parish,” said Timothy P. Bush, president and CEO of LCBT. “I encourage businesses and individuals who are interested in making a difference in our economy through a tourism project to apply and attend the informational session.”