Online supporters are asked to tweet on Twitter, create a Facebook update, post a video on YouTube or upload an image on Flickr with their favorite Louisiana experience and tag them by using #LATOP100.
The information gathered will help combat the misconceptions that have developed during 100 days of oil spill and demonstrate Louisiana’s most attractive qualities.
The user-generated contributions will showcase the abundance of opportunities Louisiana offers visitors. From outstanding cuisine and world-renowned music, to beautiful outdoors and unique culture, the list will convey that Louisiana’s most attractive experiences are still available despite the oil spill.
Facebook users are asked to post the reasons they enjoy visiting Louisiana on the wall of the Louisiana Travel page. When a reason is posted to the wall, fellow Facebookers are encouraged to use the “like” feature to indicate the posts they particularly enjoy. (facebook.com/LouisianaTravel)
Twitter users are asked to tweet their reasons for visiting Louisiana at LouisianaTravel. If a follower of LouisianaTravel agrees with a reason, they are encouraged to retweet the reason. Users are also encouraged to hashtag their tweets with #LATOP100. (twitter.com/LouisianaTravel)
“After 100 days of battling the misperceptions prevailing across the country, we want to invite the community to join the conversation. We will use our online networks to reach out to the public and find first-hand accounts of what people enjoy about the great state of Louisiana,” said Jim Hutchinson the assistant secretary of the Louisiana Office of Tourism.
The posts and tweets will contribute to a Top 100 reasons to visit Louisiana list that will be posted online at LouisianaTravel.com just in time to provide some great ideas for Labor Day weekend.
Tourism is a vital part of Louisiana’s economy. Louisiana visitors generate $8.3 billion in annual spending with businesses and employ one in 12 people in Louisiana. The oil spill is a threat to not only the Louisiana ecosystem but also the economy.
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Louisiana Office of Tourism
Louisiana Office of Tourism is a multi-faceted marketing organization devoted to unifying the state’s large and diverse tourism industry. In light of the recent oil spill, Louisiana Office of Tourism is reminding the world of Louisiana’s unique culture, phenomenal seafood, rich musical history and pristine outdoors. While some coastal areas of the state have been affected, the majority of Louisiana remains an ideal travel destination for amazing experiences. Each year, the state hosts 24.1 million visitors. These visitors create a $9.4 billion tourism industry and sustain more than 200,000 direct and indirect jobs.
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