Acadia tourism video posted at www.tourlouisiana.com
By Paul Kedinger
LSN STAFF WRITER
Members of the Acadia Parish Tourist Commission learned Thursday morning that the parish’s tourism video is now posted for visitors on the Internet at www.tourlouisiana.com.
Executive Director Gwen Hanks reported the posting will be free until June, when she intends to pay for the continued presence of the travel video on the website, which features accommodations, events, maps, attractions and local dining based on regions identified as Cajun Country, Crossroads, Greater New Orleans, Sports Paradise, as well as listing of cities by regions.
In addition to tourists viewing the video produced by the Tourist Commission, Hanks said she will be able to post an event calendar for Acadia Parish.
Hanks also obtained Commission approval to cancel a contract with the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association (LTPA) for distribution of the Commission’s promotional brochures at state visitor’s centers. After not renewing the contrat in June, Hanks said she would use the hand-delivery services of another agency.
Hanks told commissioners that she would continue LTPA membership.
Hanks also reported that the Acadia Parish Police Jury will act on the appointment of Charlotte Miller, poerator of La Maison Pointe aux Loups Bed and Breakfast and La Maison Gifts as a two-year member at large during its business meeting Tuesday night. Miller will replace Fran Bihm on the Comission. Bihm expressed her appreciation to the members for her experience and the commissioners in turn thanked Bihm for her service to the Commission.
Commissioner Paul Broussard reported members will hold a meeting with representatives of the Rice Research Center next to discuss Commissioners plans to erect a convention center on an adjoining seven acre re parcel of land.