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New Orleans Ranks #7 on WalletHub’s ‘Best & Worst Cities to Staycation’ List

It seems Crescent City residents looking for a place to vacation this summer should look no further. New Orleans ranks #7 on WalletHub.com's list of Best & Worst Cities to Staycation in 2014.

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Shreveport/Bossier Hotel-Motel Tax Passes

After two previously-unsuccessful attempts, Representave Roy Burrell's bill to allow an increase in the Shreveport/Bossier hotel/motel occupancy tax has cleared the legislature.

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Crawfish Eating Contest Highlights Mudbug Madness Saturday

There were fifteen contestants, all vying for the title of 2014 'Mudbug Madness Men's Crawfish Eating Champion'! And their goal: To eat fifteen pounds of boiled 'bugs in fifteen minutes or less.

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Find Out About Hawaii In Pictures and Fewer Than 250 Words

710 KEEL's Erin McCarty will be in Hawaii for another week or so. But, in the meantime, we thought we'd give you a short 'Hawaii tutorial'

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Louisiana Sets New Tourism Record

Louisiana drew a record breaking 27.3 million tourists in 2013. This includes visitors to cities, outdoor festivals and other events such as the Super Bowl last year. 

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Should Shreveport-Bossier’s Casino Industry Invest in a ‘High Roller’ Ferris Wheel? [Poll]

The High Roller Ferris Wheel, part of the $550-million entertainment district called The Linq, opened a few weeks ago on the strip in Las Vegas. Will Shreveport-Bossier's casino industry take a nod from their big brothers in Sin City for non-gaming entertainment concepts?

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NOLA Casinos Decline Thanks to Lack of Super Bowl

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gambling winnings fell in New Orleans in February compared to a year ago when the city's casino revenue was aided by the Super Bowl.

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Shreveport to Host National Motorcoach Operators Convention

A big feather in the cap for the local Convention and Tourist Bureau. Shreveport/Bossier has beat-out Niagara Falls, New York, to host this year's convention of the National Association of Motorcoach Operators in mid-August.

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Air National Guard Mobile Experience Coming To Louisiana State Fair

The Air National Guard Mobile Experience will be making a stop at the State Fair of Louisiana this weekend.

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Rapides Parish Fair Begins Wednesday

This could be last ride for the Rapides Parish Fair at its longtime location of the Rapides Parish Coliseum fairgrounds.

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