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Thursday, July 12, 2012

"Swamp People" Reality TV Show Attracting Tourists to Louisiana

Atchafalaya Attraction: Reality TV shows drive tourists to basin's ecosystem

Read full story at: http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20120702/NEWS01/120702001/Atchafalaya-Attraction-Reality-TV-shows-drive-tourists-basin-s-ecosystem

Here's a couple excerpts from the article:

Though Lake Martin isn’t technically connected to the Atchafalaya Basin, it’s in the geographic footprint of the basin, and its swampy landscape mirrors the basin’s terrain. Tourists like the Parishes have flocked to the basin and this region to get a taste of what Louisiana is really like after handfuls of reality TV shows thrust the state into a national spotlight in recent years.

The basin’s unique beauty offers an array of tourism opportunities, from the swamp tours to outdoor activities, and state and local tourism officials are capitalizing on Louisiana’s recent TV fame by getting visitors to boost the Pelican State’s economy.

For more information, contact:
1) Lafayette Convention & Visitors Bureau
2) Louisiana Travel Promotion Association
3) Louisiana Office of Tourism

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