International Travel Industry Conference great success for Natchitoches

Melissa Cloutier, representing the soon-to-open Chateau Saint Denis Hotel, recently joined around 6,000 tourism and travel specialists in New Orleans for the world’s largest conference partnering category experts in the U.S. with 5,000 delegates representing 73 countries from around the globe—the IPW.  Single handely, this conference fuels the tourism industry in the U.S. to the tune of $2.1 trillion dollars generating the largest, concentrated volume of travel “scheduling” to the country during the five-day show alone.

Pre-arranged meetings and a host of social functions provided the perfect setting to promote the new boutique property.  With 87 luxurious rooms and 5,000 sq. ft. of ballroom and conference room space—in addition to a grand lobby with fireplaces, an intimate lounge and access to a paved courtyard with a spectacular antique fountain—, the French Creole-inspired property offers the unique, compelling, convenient and unforgettable experience that travel and tourism specialists look for when booking travel.

The Deep South is a destination of choice for travel and tour operators selling the U.S. to international travelers. Natchitoches, with its history dating to 1714, offers what the international traveler of today seeks:  authenticity, history, culture, spectacular architecture, southern hospitality, and the beauty of landscapes and streetscapes. The city is a walkable, livable community on the banks of the beautiful Cane River Lake.

Cloutier said,  “Having completed three days of pre-scheduled business appointments with international tour operators while representing the Chateau Saint Denis Hotel in the Hospitality Enterprises booth, I am confident that we will soon be able to see many visitors from all corners of the world coming to Natchitoches to experience our unique history!”