BP to Spend Millions on Louisiana Tourism Promotion

Travel Blog  •  Jim Benning  •  11.02.10 | 5:12 PM ET

The funds, totaling $78 million, will also help promote the Louisiana seafood industry.

According to Business Week:

BP has paid out $87 million to Gulf Coast states for tourism promotion, and has so far committed to an additional $30 million to Louisiana. The company has also promised $68 million to Louisiana and Florida for seafood testing and product marketing.

I wonder whether any of that money will help fund travel-writer junkets to the region. As we noted in September, some BP money already has, prompting a debate about the ethics of a such a trip.

1 Comment for BP to Spend Millions on Louisiana Tourism Promotion

travel guide perth 11.02.10 | 8:37 PM ET

That’s too much don’t you think? Anyway, good thing you posted it though. We all must be aware.

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