Tommaseo to serve as Chairman for Louisiana Tourism Coastal Coalition Board

Visit Louisiana Coast is a regional destination marketing coalition that advocates the sustainable development of coastal communities and the protection of fragile wetlands and promotes the unique Louisiana Coast’s natural, outdoor recreational, and cultural experiences to visitors and residents.

The Louisiana Tourism Coastal Coalition (LTCC) is comprised of tourism leaders from 10 coastal parishes: Calcasieu/Cameron, Iberia, Jefferson, Lafourche, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Terrebonne, and Vermilion. They represent everyone involved in the tourism industries within these parishes, including charter/commercial fishermen, tour operators, eco‐tourism companies, wildlife management facilities, state and national parks, hotels, restaurants, attractions, shops, and festivals.

The coalition was formed in response to the BP oil spill disaster that took place on April 20, 2010. Tourism leaders from the state’s 10 coastal parishes quickly determined that the best plan was to unite as one voice. The LTCC is a 501c (6) non‐profit organization. Currently, each member parish contributes to the organization for marketing and membership expenses. Additional funding comes to the group via BP grants and from the Louisiana Office of Tourism. “It is such an honor to serve as Chairman of LTCC, and I look forward to promoting St. Bernard Parish, all of the coastal parishes and the great State of Louisiana”, said Katie Tommaseo, Executive Director of Tourism & Film for St. Bernard Parish Government.

The group’s unity speaks volumes about each member parish’s true commitment to hosting visitors in coastal Louisiana for some of the country’s best fishing, dining, and other activities. The group’s members have truly learned how to cross‐promote and get visitors – and funding – to all points along the coast. For more information about tourism along the Louisiana coast, visit and