In my 17 years in the tourism industry locally, the last three years have been rough with declining tourism revenues. Halfway through this year, however, we started seeing moderate increases, and we will end 2017 with a healthy increase in revenues generated by tourism, and 2018 looks even brighter.
Dubai decided seven years ago that, while they will go after some of the larger high-profile sporting events because they have the venues and the budget, they will focus and compete most aggressively on world championship events such as hot air...
The “People’s Major,” as it is dubbed, is the largest golf tournament on earth. This year over 600,000 people attended the tournament, with 201,000 of those on the grounds for round three alone. To put that in perspective, for the U.S. Open Golf Championship the USGA typically issues 120,000 tickets for the entire tournament.
As a part of the team of the Shreveport- Bossier Sports Commission, the sporting events we bring into our community in 2016 will not only improve our area’s economy but also the quality of life for our residents. With the passing of the Hotel/Motel Occupancy Proposition on Nov.