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BR Hotel Tax Proposal (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-10-27

Duration: 00:04:33

Subjects: Elections, 2017 | HOTELS | Tourism | Taxes


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Arrigo, Paul Interviewee
  • Kidder, Jill Interviewee
  • Berthelot, Ben Interviewee


This segment from the October 27, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on the proposed 2% increase to the hotel occupancy tax on the November 18th ballot in East Baton Rouge Parish and its potential impact on tourism around the state. He interviews: Paul Arrigo, the CEO of Visit Baton Rouge; Jill Kidder, the CEO of the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association; and Ben Berthelot, the CEO of the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission.