Dardenne says La. tourism has seen 3 record-breaking years in a row

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Tourism in Louisiana is on a roll, according to Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne.

He discussed the state of the industry in Louisiana at an event Tuesday, saying we've seen three record-breaking years in a row.

Dardenne said 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has seen a remarkable recovery.

"When you think a decade ago, the challenges New Orleans faced, it's had a tremendous resurrection in tourism in New Orleans is better than it's ever been," Dardenne said. "We're very optimistic about the future both in New Orleans and for the entire state."

He added one thing that's probably helped increase tourism in the state is the focus on the international market. In fact, he said Louisiana has seen the largest percentage increase out of all the states and New Orleans ranked No. 2 over the last two years in attracting international tourists.

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