Lake Charles, Louisiana

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Front Desk USA maps and mobile guide WORK!
Because it’s simple, and it’s in the right place at the right
time, giving vacationers a quick reference to
all the businesses they may need while visiting the area.
Many Vacationers and Hotel Guests frequently have no choice but to
select restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Our marketing program targets these guests.

Hello, easily the best print advertising value in the Lake Charles area,
this handy 5.5” X 8.5” map guide is one of the most widely used visitor information guides among area visitors.
This Exclusive Visitors Guide lists area businesses and attractions,
is printed yearly with a total circulation of 10,000 and an estimated impression rate of over 30,000.

The map encourages viewers to connect with an area mobile guide.
Other promotions include Facebook, Google maps and SEO.
Trek on over using your phone at
Or Text “Lcla” to 833-988-3999
Here you will see up-to-the minute information including weather, your phone-to-door directions
to restaurants, hotels, shopping centers and area attractions.
Plus multiple Facebook Feed posts about this beautiful area.

Our Promotions and Advertising include Padded Directional Maps,
Posters and Business Cards distributed to Area Hotels and Visitor Centers. 

We can help with an SMS Marketing program.

Stay in-touch with your customers.

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Timeline PhotosI’ve been hosting travel shows for 21 years and in that time I have gone thru 9-11 where I had to get back to work a week after, the financial crisis of 2007 There was H1N1, floods, fires and volcanic eruptions. All of these events abruptly changed my immediate course of travel and threatened to change how we travel as a whole. But one thing I’ve learned in two decades is that Travel Comes Back.

I’ve also learned that when I watch the news it feels like the world is ending and when I head outside in my community as well as travel abroad I know it is not.

Clearly there are people who should not be traveling now —also obvious where we can’t go for awhile. But what is unclear and therefore most difficult to take is how unpredictable all our lives have become.

But Travel Comes Back.

And soon you will want to go somewhere anywhere to prove that as human beings it is impossible for us to keep our social distance.

As of March 11 there are no federal guidelines stopping any travel in the United States. International travel makes us uneasy because of how rapidly things are changing. Believe me, I get it. It’s not just me I worry about but 6 crew members who I love as well as caring about the people we interact with.

A little fact that I know and love is that simply the act of PLANNING travel puts us in the same psychological happy-go-lucky place as BEING in a destination. Did you know that?

So dream and PLAN your next trip for this spring and summer because right now your Mental Health is just as important. What makes us happier makes us healthier.
Here are 3 things to know:
1. Most airlines are waving fees for future travel. Check the airlines
2. Get a Travel Agent. their job is to navigate this world and be your advocate. AAA travel agents are a great source of knowledge and peace of mind. Full disclosure they help fund my travel series on PBS and I’m really proud of them and their support of me.
3. Call cruiselines, hotels travel outfitters. talk to a person about their cancellation fee. they want to hear from you and are doing a lot so you’ll come.

In the words of Steve Perry (who I once had a dream we hosted a travel show together).
“Don’t Stop Believing”.
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Our Promotions and Advertising include Padded Directional Maps,
Posters and Business Cards distributed to Area Hotels and Visitor Centers.

Photos courtesy of Visit Lake Charles and Travel Louisiana

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