Shortly after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast and New Orleans, officials at the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau got a call from a meeting planner who was about to bring a group to Shreveport. The planner was concerned that the city was under water. But the hurricane didn't hit Shreveport, located in the Northwest corner of Louisiana. In fact, the sun was out the day it hit, says Jessica Hawkins, advertising and publications manager, SBCTB. Since then, the bureau ...

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