Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright about the upcoming Louisiana Tourism Week that kicks off Monday, May 6.

Nungesser tells KEEL listeners that the Shreveport - Bossier area will be highlighted on Thursday, May 9, with Travel Matters to Health, urging Louisianans to visit one of the many state parks and recreation areas in the area.

More facts about Louisiana Tourism Week from the Lieutenant Governor's office:

The daily spotlighted ways travel matters are:

o   Sunday: Travel Matters to the economy (Baton Rouge)

o   Monday: Travel matters to new experiences (Livingston)

o   Tuesday: Travel matters to our jobs (New Orleans, Lake Charles)

o   Wednesday: Travel matters to keeping America connected (Opelousas, Alexandria

o   Thursday: Travel matters to health (Lafayette, Shreveport)

o   Friday: Travel matters to homegrown pride (Monroe, Vidalia)

o   Saturday: Travel matters to families

Nungesser adds that "this year, the travel industry is coming together to celebrate why "Travel Matters," each day spotlighting a different way travel matters to American jobs, economic growth, and personal well-being."