Gabriel Balderas, head chef at Shreveport's El Cabo Verde
hotel desk clerk handing guest his room key

"Excellence in Hospitality" Awards

In the wake of COVID-19, the tourism industry was forced to adapt, change and pivot in order to adjust to the world’s new normal. As travel slowed in Shreveport-Bossier, the creativity, ingenuity and perseverance of the hospitality industry ramped up. As we near the light at the end of the tunnel, it is time to celebrate the industry’s most outstanding individuals and businesses in the Shreveport-Bossier area's hospitality industry.
The Excellence in Hospitality Awards, an annual awards program previously called “The P.R.I.D.E. Awards” hosted by the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, was held Thursday, May 6, at LeBossier Hotel and Event Center. The awards are held each year during the first full week in May, in conjunction with National Travel and Tourism Week,

For more information, contact Charlie Rice, executive assistant at the Tourist Bureau, at