About Us

Lafayette Travel was created in 1974 to serve as a tourism promotion and marketing coordinator for all of Lafayette Parish.

Lafayette Travel’s mission is to provide leadership in initiating as well as coordinating the marketing of Lafayette throughout the world as a highly desirable vacation, group and convention destination. We also solicit and service conventions and other related group business, and engage in visitor promotions, which generate overnight stays for Lafayette, thereby enhancing and developing the economic fabric of the community.

The vision of Lafayette Travel is to have the most progressive, efficient and creative destination marketing organization in the state of Louisiana as an accredited Destination Marketing Organization. This includes innovative marketing efforts that will bring greater awareness of Lafayette as a visitor, group, meeting and sports destination due to the implementation of this vision. This quality experience is supported by:

  • An abundance and variety of dining, shopping and entertainment opportunities to include nature based and cultural experiences, as well as, events and festivals that enhance the visitor experience

  • Desirable lodging

  • Preserved natural resources, landscapes and scenic corridors

Inspiration Journal

Lafayette's blog showcasing the food, music, culture and history at the heart of Cajun & Creole Country.

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Getting to Lafayette

The city of Lafayette, LA is located in the center of Lafayette Parish at the intersection of I-10 and I-49 between New Orleans and Houston and only 35 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico.

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