20×49.com Has a Favor to Ask

Dear Readers of 20×49.com:

First off: Thank you.

Over the last year and a half or so, this little blog has taken on a life of its own. Readership has grown at a rate that surprised all of us – from 800 readers 18 months ago to about 30,000 readers this August. Analytics tell us that only about 40% of you are from Shreveport-Bossier, and that almost 40% of you live in Texas. Because we know that some of you are visitors who make regular trips to Shreveport-Bossier – and that local 20×49 readers probably have friends who are planning to visit this Fall – we’d like to ask a favor.

If you know anyone who’s planning to visit Shreveport-Bossier on the weekends of Sept. 20-21, Sept. 27-28 or Oct. 4-5, please share this website with them. If they book a hotel room on one of those weekends, using that link, they’ll receive free perks ranging from $25 gas cards from Valero to $25 gift certificates to the Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk.

A photo of the winners of the inaugural Louisiana Film Prize
The Louisiana Film Prize is one of many major events taking place on the weekends during which several area hotels are offering free perks to their guests.

For example, use that link to book a night at the TownePlace Suites by Marriott, and they’ll throw in a $25 gift certificate to Texas Roadhouse. Book a night at the Courtyard by Marriott Shreveport-Bossier City/Louisiana Boardwalk, and they’ll throw in a $25 gift card to the Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk. There are lots of offers to choose from, and they’re being offered on the weekends of huge events like DigiFest South (Sept. 20-21), the Louisiana Film Prize (Oct. 4-5) and the opening weekend of the Red River Revel Arts Festival (Oct. 4-5).

When our hotel partners asked if 20×49.com would help spread the word about this offer, of course the answer was “absolutely.”

Now, the real question: Will you help 20×49.com spread the word? If you know someone who’s coming to Shreveport Bossier on any of the above-mentioned weekends – or is considering a trip – please send them this link: www.shreveport-bossier.org/hotdeals.

Thanks, again, for making this little blog a part of your life.

Chris Jay
Social Media and PR Manager, Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau
Blogger and Editor, 20×49.com


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