A photo of a family at Mardi Gras

Media Tours

Click here to apply for an upcoming media tour. 

The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau invites qualified journalists and travel writers to take part in our regularly scheduled media tours and familiarization trips throughout the year.

Services are provided depending on the type of tour and availability of resources. Some tours may include meals at special restaurants and facilities, attendance at functions and visits to key places or events. For accepted media tour applicants, some costs such as travel, accommodations and meals may be paid by the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau.

Upcoming Media Tours

Eat Here: A Food Lover's Tour of Shreveport-Bossier
Sept. 22-25, 2016
Maximum number of participants: 6-8
To apply contact Chris Jay at cjay@sbctb.org or 318-429-0658 

“Eat Here” is a 3.5-day media familiarization tour hosted by the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, Sept. 22-25, 2016. This tour will explore the food and drink scene of Shreveport-Bossier, including stops at celebrated local seafood joints, craft breweries, off-the-beaten-path fine dining destinations and more. Apply for the "Eat Here" tour using this form. 

Please note that all media tour applicants are vetted on a case-by-case basis in an effort to ensure that all media tours are successful, enjoyable and productive experiences. For more information contact Chris Jay, public relations and social media manager, at cjay@sbctb.org, 318-429-0658 or 1-800-551-8682 ext. 140.

Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights Media Fam
Nov. 17-20, 2016
Maximum number of participants: 6
To apply contact Sheila Snow at ssnow@monroe-westmonroe.org

The Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights media familiarization tour will start in Shreveport-Bossier and wind its way through Minden, the Friendliest City in the South; Monroe-West Monroe, home of the famed Duck Dynasty clan; Natchitoches, the oldest Louisiana settlement; and Alexandria/Pineville, the heart of Louisiana.

Participating journalists will get to explore the twinkling lights in eight of north Louisiana’s most festive cities, as well as dine at some of the popular local restaurants and tour holiday-centric attractions.

Please note that all media tour applicants are vetted on a case-by-case basis in an effort to ensure that all media tours are successful, enjoyable and productive experiences. Up to six journalists will be invited to the tour. Hotel, food and a personal guide are included in this tour. Only domestic journalists will be invited and those in the Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi regions will be given first preference. For more information contact Sheila Snow at ssnow@monroe-westmonroe.org.

Apply for the Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights tour by clicking here.

Shreveport-Bossier Mardi Gras Media Familiarization Tour

February 24-27, 2017

Maximum number of participants: 4
Click here to apply for this tour.

 

Shreveport-Bossier knows how to celebrate Mardi Gras, and four journalists will be treated to an over-the-top experience that matches the flavor of Mardi Gras in the northwest Louisiana sister cities.

 

The media tour will include a spot at the Krewe of Gemini Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. The next day, journalists will get to ride in the Krewe of Highland Parade. Yes, you read that right! Journalists will join in the Mardi Gras fun riding on a float and tossing beads to thousands of screaming parade-goers in the Krewe of Highland Parade.

 

This tour will also include stops at some of the most popular local restaurants, as well as hands-on activities at attractions.

 

Please note that all media tour applicants are vetted on a case-by-case basis in an effort to ensure that all media tours are successful, enjoyable and productive experiences. Journalists in driving distance to Shreveport-Bossier will be given first priority. This is an all-inclusive media tour. Journalists are expected to write, photograph and promote their experiences in traditional media outlets and on social media channels.

 

Journalists will arrive on the morning of Friday, February 24 and depart on the morning of Monday, February 27. To apply for this tour, click here. For more information contact Brandy Evans at bevans@sbctb.org.