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Louisiana Office of Tourism & Brand USA Sponsor Awards Dinner

The Louisiana Office of Tourism and Brand USA are delighted to sponsor this year's BGTW Awards Dinner. It is an honour to showcase our world-famous cuisine, music and culture to this esteemed group whose words and photographs inspire travel to the far reaches of the world.

A trip to Louisiana promises more than the average vacation. It is diving into experiences that are complex yet enticing; foreign yet familiar. Zip though the swamps of Louisiana on an airboat, tour a majestic plantation home on the Mississippi River Road, sample local beers along the Louisiana Brewery Trail, get nose-to-snout with an alligator on the Creole Nature Trail or attend one our 400+ festivals that celebrate everything from po’boys to pecans and cocktails to cracklins.

In Louisiana, music takes centre stage. The state is home to a rich musical heritage that permeates every aspect of our culture. Fans of jazz, blues, zydeco, Cajun and country music flock to the state to see and hear what Louisiana does best. From elegant concert halls to hole-in-the-wall juke joints, some of the best music in the world can be found here.

And great music is almost always accompanied by great food. For generations, Louisianians have blended ingredients of French, Spanish, Native American, African, Caribbean and Acadian cultures to create Cajun and Creole cuisine. Here, a meal is not simply nourishment but an affectionate nod to history and family.

At the centre of it all is Louisiana’s crown jewel, New Orleans. Known the world over for its famed French Quarter, jazz halls, riverboat cruises, stunning architecture and, of course, Mardi Gras, New Orleans is a city like no other, one that truly offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

We are thrilled to bring a little bit of Louisiana to London and hope our world-class cuisine and music inspire you to “second line” your way to the Bayou State!

 

If you would like to know more information about purchasing tickets to the upcoming 18th BGTW Awards Dinner lease contact Benita via email on This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Shafik Meghji in the Spotlight

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When and why did you join the Guild?
I’d be meaning to join the Guild for ages, and after chatting with a couple of members – both of whom extolled its virtues - finally got round to it last year (2013).

What are you working on at the moment? Any future plans?
I’m currently finishing write-ups for The Rough Guide to Costa Rica and The Rough Guide to Bali and Lombok, and getting ready for research trips to Bolivia...
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“Slow, slow wanders the train, past minarets and mosques, out onto the plains where women dressed in black work in fields that are as neat as a grave on the day of its digging. There are plum trees and pear trees, half-built churches and telegraph poles that wait for the new season’s storks.”

By Nicky Gardner, writing about spring in northern Bosnia in the May 2008 issue of hidden europe magazine (page 15). Courtesy of hidden europe magazine (www.hiddeneurope.co.uk).

 

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