Posted: Jun 2, 2010 11:19 AM by Melissa Canone
Updated: Jun 2, 2010 11:19 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Scott Angelle has decided how
the state will divvy up $15 million it has received from BP for
promotion efforts to combat damage caused to Louisiana's tourism
industry by the oil spill.
The dollars will be split evenly between campaigns for coastal
Louisiana, the New Orleans area and the marketing of Louisiana
seafood and restaurants.
Angelle's office announced the outline late Tuesday.
Louisiana tourism officials say the national ad campaigns will
begin when the state receives money from BP.
Mississippi already has started its marketing campaign with its
dollars from BP.
BP paid $15 million each to Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana
and $25 million to Florida to promote tourism in the midst of a
massive oil spill in the Gulf.