A photo of a family at Mardi Gras

Upcoming Media Tours

Dive Into Adventure in Shreveport-Bossier Media Familiarization Tour
Oct. 18-21, 2018
Maximum number of participants: 6
Apply for this tour 
For more information, contact Chris Jay at cjay@sbctb.org or 318-429-0658
This tour requires semi-strenuous physical activity including driving a high-speed vehicle 

"Dive Into Adventure in Shreveport-Bossier" is a 3.5-day media familiarization tour of Shreveport and Bossier City, Louisiana. During the tour, invited journalists will attend a Chimpanzee Discovery Day at Chimp Haven, explore the newly opened Shreveport Aquarium, race high-performance go-karts at Gator Raceway, and more. Along the way, participants will experience Louisiana's legendary food and drink with an emphasis on adventurous flavors and experiences. For accepted journalists, all travel costs, hotel accommodations and food and drink costs during the tour will be covered by the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau. Participating journalists will arrive on Thursday, Oct. 18 and depart on Sunday, Oct. 21.  

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. 

"Dive Into Adventure" is also the theme of the 2018 Official Visitors' Guide to Shreveport-Bossier. For more information on things to see, do, taste and experience in Shreveport-Bossier, view or download the Official Visitors' Guide.


Shreveport-Bossier Mardi Gras Media Familiarization Tour

March 1-4, 2019

Maximum number of participants: 4


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, March 2, 2018. The next day, journalists will get to ride in the Krewe of Highland Parade on Sunday, March 3. 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. Watch a Youtube video about the Krewe of Highland Mardi Gras Parade here


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, March 1 and depart on the morning of Monday, March 4. To apply for this tour, click here. For more information contact Brandy Evans at bevans@sbctb.org. 


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