This year's tourism program took the 20 representatives to three regions: Washington, DC, Branson / St. Louis, Missouri and New Orleans, Louisiana. The delegation attended several joint meetings and training seminars together, with an eye to promoting and enabling cooperation between participants in these closely-related industry sectors.
Oak Alley was one of only two attractions that was selected in the State of Louisiana, and impressed the delegates:
"I wanted thank you for the amazing experience you shared with our delegation. You were so open and welcoming and the visit to Oak Alley was one of the highlights of the group's entire trip. They were very impressed by your smooth operations, attention to detail, and the high quality of visitor experience," according to Justyna Kottke, International Trade Specialist.