Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards took significant measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana. A statewide "stay at home" order was issued through April 30 requiring Louisiana residents to shelter in place unless going out for essential tasks, as one of the most stringent steps yet to stanch the “community spread” of COVID-19.

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Tourism, locally, is big business. Its economic viability fuels hotels, restaurants, attractions, retail shops, events venues, gas stations and more. Its benefits greatly improve a community's quality of life, tax savings and job base. Here are some quick facts about tourism in Shreveport-Bossier, Caddo and Bossier Parishes:

  • Shreveport-Bossier has more than 10,000 hotel rooms
  • The community boasts 1 horse racing track, six casinos, 50 family attractions, 55-plus festivals and annual events
  • There are four Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Events – Mudbug Madness Festival, Let the Good Times Roll Festival, Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, and Red River Revel Arts Festival
  • There are two American Bus Association Top 100 Events – Red River Mardi Gras Bash, Mudbug Madness Festival

Use this section to find facts, figures and other information. For questions or additional information contact Brandy Evans, vice-president of communications, bevans@sbctb.org.

The State of Louisiana also provides an abundance of research on their website at www.crt.state.la.us/tourism/louisiana-research/current-research.

Economic Impact of Travel
Shreveport-Bossier Bike Sharing and Water Taxi Services Feasibility Study 2019
Shreveport-Bossier Visitor Survey Report 2017
Shreveport-Bossier Visitor Survey Report 2016
Economic Impact of Travel on Louisiana Parishes 2012
SBCTB Ad Conversion Study 2012
SBCTB Advertising Awareness Study 2010
SBCTB BrandPrint Final Report 2008
Shreveport-Bossier Lodging Report 2011
Shreveport-Bossier Attractions Study 2011
Tourism Economic Indicator - June 2017
Economic Impact Study for Port City Classic 2012
Shreveport-Bossier City Social Media Effectiveness Study

Festival Research
Economic Impact Report for Highland Jazz and Blues Festival 2016
Economic Impact Study for 6th Annual Mudbug Madness Festival - 2009
Economic Impact Study for Christmas on Caddo 2014
Economic Impact Study for KTBS 3 Independence Day Festival 2011
Economic Impact Study for Mardi Gras 2014
Economic Impact Study for Mardi Gras 2016
Economic Impact Study for Mardi Gras 2019
Economic Impact Report for Let The Good Times Roll Festival 2011
Economic Impact Study for Red River Revel Arts Festival 2011
Economic Impact Report for Gusher Days Festival 2016

SBCTB Reports
SBCTB Annual Report 2019
SBCTB Annual Report 2017
SBCTB Six-Month Report - January to June 2017
SBCTB Annual Report 2016
SBCTB Six-Month Report - January to June 2016
SBCTB Annual Report 2013
SBCTB Annual Report 2010
SBCTB Annual Report 2009
SBCTB Annual Report 2008

SBCTB Budget
SBCTB Budget 2019
SBCTB Budget 2015
SBCTB Budget 2014
SBCTB Budget 2013
SBCTB Budget 2012

SBCTB Business Plan
SBCTB Strategic Plan 2019
SBCTB Destination Plan 2015
SBCTB Destination Plan 2013




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