The Louisiana Bed & Breakfast Association held their annual conference in Natchitoches, July 19-20. Forty seven Bed and Breakfast owners attended and were welcomed by Mayor Lee Posey, Sherry Gomez, Executive Director of the LA Bed & Breakfast Association and Arlene Gould, Executive Director of the Natchitoches Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Program speakers included Marie Lanier, Charlie Waltman of Louisiana Travel Promotion Association, and representatives from the Louisiana Department of Revenue. Kyle Edmiston, Assistant Secretary of the Louisiana Office of Tourism spoke during lunch about recent and future updates with the Office of Tourism. An afternoon session was on the Gen X, Y, and Millennials and how to attract a new generation to B&Bs followed by Charlie Waltman with the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association discussing mobile friendly websites.