The Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomed the Louisiana Office of Tourism and several International representatives for a brief tour of Natchitoches Aug. 19. The group was on its way to Shreveport to attend the Lt. Governor’s Tourism Summit being held Aug. 23-25. After a tour of Melrose Plantation and the Louisiana Sports Hall of
Fame, the group met with Melissa Cloutier and Chris Post at the Natchitoches Events Center to hear a presentation on the future opening of the Chateau St. Denis Hotel. Before leaving town a stop was made at the Mariner’s Restaurant where they enjoyed a cocktail and appetizers overlooking beautiful Lake Sibley.
From left are Cory, Bus Driver for Red River Trailways; Gisela Perez, Travel South USA and LA representative for Brazil; Arlene Gould, Exec. Director NACVB; Mike Prejean, LA Office of Tourism; Jody Hanson, LOT and NOCVB representative for United Kingdom and Ireland; Geoffrey Hutton, Travel South USA and Louisiana representative for Australia and New Zealand; Marina Dupuy-Wedd, LOT and NOCVB representative for France and Belgium; Kirsty Dillury, LOT and NOCVB PR representative for UK and Ireland; Rita Hille, LOT and NOCVB representative for Germany, Switzerland and Austria; and Joanne Scalamogna, LOT and NOCVB international representative for Canada.