Tourism by the Numbers

Tourism in Shreveport-Bossier employs thousands of people, generates tax dollars, and supports the treasured festivals, sporting events, and local businesses that make the sister cities united and vibrant. Visitors love the gaming, nightlife, music history, local dining, shopping, river cruise, museums and festivals. Mainly coming from Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana, nearly 8.5 million people visit Shreveport-Bossier annually.

In 2018, visitors to Shreveport-Bossier spent approximately $762 million, generating $97.63 million in state and local tax revenues. That year—the most recent year for which data is available—the tourism and hospitality sector employed approximately 10,870 people in Shreveport-Bossier, representing more than $259 million in combined earnings.

The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau is looking forward to inviting visitors back to the community when it is safe to do so. Local restaurants and their favorite dishes, festivals and toe-tapping music, and attractions that show off our special people and culture are planning a strong comeback. To show your support and to inspire hope throughout our community, use the hashtag #SBComeback.

To learn more about the economic impact of tourism in Shreveport-Bossier, click here, or get a quick overview with our Shreveport-Bossier Tourism One-Sheeter.