Louisiana Travel Association Names Lafayette Travel CVB of the Year at 2024 Louey Awards

Louey Award

The Louisiana Travel Association (LTA) awarded Lafayette Travel with the Convention and Visitors Bureau of the Year at the annual Louey Awards that took place in New Orleans this past week.

"We are honored to be recognized with the prestigious Louey Award for CVB of the Year," expressed Ben Berthelot, President & CEO of Lafayette Travel. "This achievement is a testament to our exceptional team's collective efforts and achievements. Our success is made possible by the unwavering commitment of our staff, board of directors, stakeholders, and invaluable tourism partners. Together, we have successfully positioned Lafayette Parish as a thriving year-round tourism destination, and we look forward to continuing the momentum."

This year, LTA presented 16 “Louey Awards” to honor and showcase individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the Louisiana tourism industry.

The LTA Louey Award winners also include: Outstanding Convention and Visitors Bureau/Tourist Commission of the Year (budget up to $499,999): WEST FELICIANA PARISH TOURIST COMMISSION; Outstanding Convention and Visitors Bureau/Tourist Commission of the Year (budget from $500,000 - $999,999): SABINE PARISH TOURIST & RECREATION COMMISSION; Tourism Campaign of the Year: VISIT SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER - 318 RESTAURANT WEEK; Festival/Event of the Year: VISIT LAKE CHARLES- LOUISIANA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL; Attraction of Year: BIEDENHARN MUSEUM; Accommodation of the Year/Full-Service Lodging: PARAGON CASINO RESORT; Accommodation of the Year/Bed & Breakfast: THE ST. FRANCISVILLE INN; Major Event of the Year: VISIT BATON ROUGE - US YOUTH SOCCER SOUTHERN REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS; Restaurateur of the Year: LIZ MUNSON; Restaurateur of the Year: CHEF DAMIEN “CHAPEAUX” CHAPMAN; Marion “Butch” Fox Advocacy Award: DONNA O’DANIELS; Victor Profis Travel Media: ASHLEY & JAMES FOX-SMITH, COUNTRY ROADS MAGAZINE; Rising Star of the Year: ERICA GLORY; Will Mangham Tourism Lifetime Achievement: ARLENE GOULD; Louisiana Spirit Award: CARLA TATE.