Wanted: A Few Good Ambassadors for Shreveport-Bossier

Are you a Shreveport-Bossier local who’s always telling your friends and family about things to see and do? Do you feel like a tour guide in your own city, guiding your loved ones to new restaurants, festivals, and events? If so, you’re the kind of person who should sign up for the Be a Fan of Shreveport-Bossier Ambassador Program, a new initiative of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau (publishers of this blog). The first installment of this day-long experience will be held, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14. Cost to enroll is $15 per person and tickets are available now. Lunch at the new downtown Shreveport eatery The Missing Link is included in the $15 fee.

The purpose of this experience, which was modeled on a similar program offered by Visit Tyler, is to create a group of local ambassadors who understand the local tourism and hospitality industry and have a personal knowledge of local attractions, accommodations, restaurants, shopping, and more.

A photo of a Shreveport tour group
A “Be a Fan of Shreveport-Bossier” tour group from May 2017 poses with Art the Dalmatian in downtown Shreveport.

The day will begin with a short orientation at the Tourist Bureau offices. Participants will then board a bus and tour Shreveport-Bossier, with stops including the Multicultural Center of the South, East Bank District and Plaza, Tubbs Hardware and Cajun Gifts, Shreveport Aquarium, and more. A fun quiz for prizes will be given at the end of the day, and certificates will be awarded to those who complete the program. Participants will be added to an email database and kept up to speed on upcoming things to do, volunteer opportunities, and industry happenings.

Ideal participants in this program are Shreveport-Bossier locals who are passionate about their hometown community and would like to gain an insider’s perspective on local attractions, hotels, convention facilities, and more. By the end of the program, participants will be certified “Fans of Shreveport-Bossier” – with the paperwork to prove it!

If your schedule allows, consider joining the maiden voyage of this workshop and tour. It’s a great way to become more closely involved with the local tourism industry.

Purchase tickets to the Be a Fan of Shreveport-Bossier Ambassador Program on Aug. 14.
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