Thank you all for your efforts in support of this bill. Although we have not landed where expected, this process has motivated us as we preserve the best interests of our industry. We will continue to work for a solution that moves the travel industry forward in a future year. Despite the outcome, we owe a great deal of gratitude to Rep. Stephen Dwight, who authored this bill on our behalf. Rep Dwight, thank you for shepherding us through this process, fighting a difficult battle of misinformation and serving as a true champion of the tourism industry!
Other tourism-related issues that were tackled during this session included:
- State regulations for Uber/Lyft
- Transportation infrastructure funding
- New Orleans tourism funding
- Occupancy tax measures for River Parishes, Iberia and St. Bernard
- Historic building tax credits
- Seafood labeling
The results of each of these measures (and more) are outlined in our Legislative Session Recap. Be sure to note the 32 advocacy sponsors listed. Their support made our 2019 efforts at the Capitol possible!
Of course, our advocacy efforts are never over! We will always have wins and losses at the Capitol, but we endure no matter what. In fact, 2019 presents us with new opportunity to build relationships with elected leaders. As 40 percent of the legislative seats turn over in the upcoming election season, there has never been a better time to contribute to TravelPac.
Thank you for joining us as we advocate on behalf of our revenue-producing, job-creating industry!