Annual awards recognize the best of the Louisiana tourism industry

New Orleans, La. (Jan. 18, 2024) – The Louisiana Travel Association (LTA) introduced Donna O’Daniels, Erica Sweeney Glory And Liz Munson as winners of the 2024 Louey Awards during its Annual Meeting this week in New Orleans, LA. This year, LTA presented 16 “Louey Awards” to honor and showcase individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the Louisiana tourism industry.

Receiving a single award is very prestigious, but The Northshore received three Louey Awards from the Louisiana Travel Association. O'Daniels received the Marion "Butch" Fox Advocacy Award, which is awarded to a member of the Louisiana travel community who shows commitment to statewide causes, speaks up for the industry and advocates on all issues of importance to further the economic growth of travel in Louisiana. Glory was awarded the Rising Star of the Year, which is presented to an up-and-coming professional in the tourism industry who has demonstrated qualities of leadership, entrepreneurship and creativity. Munson received Restaurateur of the Year, which is awarded to a restaurateur or chef in Louisiana who understands the importance of the tourism industry and the importance of marketing their products and services to the visitor.

“These awards highlight the exceptional contributions and dedication of three remarkable individuals who mean so much to the Louisiana tourism industry. Join us in congratulating Donna, Erica and Liz for their well-deserved recognition. Their passion and hard work continue to shine a bright spotlight on The Northshore's vibrant culture and outstanding hospitality,” said Katie Guasco, Chief Marketing Officer of Visit The Northshore.

Donna O'Daniels 2023 Louey AwardsErica Glory Rising Star of the Year

Liz Munson 2023 Louey Awards

About Visit The Northshore:
Visit The Northshore is a Destination Marketing Organization dedicated to marketing and promoting St. Tammany Parish as a highly desirable destination for visitors and thereby increase the economic impact of tourism on the area. Through various initiatives and partnerships, they aim to enhance the experience of both residents and visitors, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable stay in this picturesque region.

About the Louisiana Travel Association
LTA is a trade association leading and strengthening Louisiana’s vibrant tourism industry through advocacy, education, and promotion on behalf of our members. Tourism generated $1.9 billion for Louisiana in 2022 and is the 4th highest employer in the state. For more information, visit