The Boom or Bust Byway is a 136-mile road trip that trails four Louisiana parishes: Caddo, Bossier, Webster and Claiborne. Of the neighboring towns along the route, Shreveport and Bossier City are the largest cities of them all, and the byway has joined forces with the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau to help celebrate tourism virtually. To put it plainly, the Boom or Bust Byway has officially become part of the Shreveport-Bossier Comeback, which is a campaign orchestrated by the Tourist Bureau for the 37th Annual National Travel and Tourism Week, May 3-9.
National Travel and Tourism Week is a time when travel and tourism professionals across the country unite to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, businesses and personal well-being. In 2018, visitors spent $761 million in Caddo and Bossier Parishes. For more detailed information, click here. Byway restaurants, festival organizers, museum operators, lodging companies and more have felt the extreme effects of COVID-19 since early spring. Now more than ever, the travel and tourism community must come together and support one another.
As part of the Shreveport-Bossier Comeback campaign, the Boom or Bust Byway has been a part of so many fun digital activities. There’s a space reserved for Byway road trippers on a bingo card, the sunflower trail made an appearance as a Zoom video conference call background, and there’s even a 112-piece digital puzzle of Caddo Lake. That’s just a small portion of the Tourist Bureau’s efforts to feature the Byway’s partners. They’ve also partnered with United Way of Northwest Louisiana to establish a Shreveport-Bossier Hospitality fund for the local tourism industry. Click here to make a donation and lend a helping hand.
Don’t stop here, keep the virtual fun going by visiting www.Shreveport-Bossier.org for a full list of things to do in Shreveport-Bossier. To plan your rural road trip along the Boom or Bust Byway, visit www.BoomOrBustByway.com.