Tourism impacts Terrebonne Parish

National Travel and Tourism Week is next week.

And the Houma Area Convention and Visitors Bureau wants you to know the impact that tourism has on Terrebonne Parish.

The visitor’s bureau sent out a release this week using 2017 data to show the impacts that tourism has on the local economy.

According to the data, visitor spending in Terrebonne totaled more than $166 million in 2017, which means roughly $5.9 million in local and $15.5 million in state taxes.

With those amounts in local coffers, it means that each household in the area pays about $530 less in state and local taxes as a result of the visitor spending. 

As a statewide level, visitors spent more than $17.5 billion in Louisiana in 2017 as a whole, which generated $1.8 billion in taxes. Without those funds, each household of Louisiana would pay $1,047 in additional taxes to maintain revenues.

The release also reminds locals that hospitality and tourism in Terrebonne employees 2,340 workers — adding that the Houma Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has gained statewide acclaim in recent months for its successes.