The Natchitoches Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (NACVB) and the Cane River National Heritage Area (CRNHA) honored Natchitoches’ “Faces of Tourism” at a Rally May 11 at the Grand Ecore Visitors Center.
NACVB Director Arlene Gould presented Awards to several community members who work in Natchitoches’ Tourism Industry. They were Ricky LaCour with the Church St. Inn, Cynthia Nora with Trail Boss, Betty Metoyer Roque with Melrose Plantation and Tommy Adkins with the Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site.
Honorable mentions included Rebecca Blakenbaker with the Cane River National Heritage Area, and three of the staff members at the Tourist Office: Jene Carter, Anne Durr and Katherine Johnson.
The Rally is part of the 34th annual National Travel and Tourism Week, May 7-13, 2017, which unites communities across the country to celebrate what travel means to American jobs, economic growth and personal well-being.
The theme of this year’s NTTW, “Faces of Tourism,” shines a spotlight on the people that make up America’s travel industry. Across Natchitoches, tourism employs a prosperous and diverse workforce, from hotel employees to restaurant, attractions, retail workers, and supports related sectors such as construction, manufacturing and finance.