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.