Tourism in Shreveport-Bossier employs thousands of people, generates tax dollars, and supports the treasured festivals, sporting events, and local businesses that make the sister cities united and vibrant. Visitors love the gaming, nightlife, music history, local dining, shopping, museums and festivals. Mainly coming from Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana, nearly 8.5 million people visit Shreveport-Bossier annually.
In 2018, visitors to Shreveport-Bossier spent approximately $762 million, generating $97.63 million in state and local tax revenues. That year—the most recent year for which data is available—the tourism and hospitality sector employed approximately 10,870 people in Shreveport-Bossier, representing more than $259 million in combined earnings.