Posts Tagged ‘convention and visitors bureaus’

Coast CVB invites county to join in promoting tourism

JACKSON COUNTY — The Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau has invited Jackson County to join Harrison and Hancock counties in tourism promotion. Beth Carriere, executive director of the bureau, presented a memorandum of understanding to the Board of Supervisors yester, according to The Mississippi Press. “We would hope that Jackson County would want […] [...]

Officials debate economic impact of ‘The Help’

by Associated Press Published: August 15,2011

Tags: convention and visitors bureaus, economic impact, film, filmmaking, lodging, movies, restaurants, retail, tourism

GREENWOOD — The Greenwood-Leflore-Carroll Industrial Foundation estimates that the filming of the hit movie “The Help” was a big help to the Greenwood area economy. Bill Crump, the foundation’s chairman, said the film’s production in Greenwood last summer brought $13 million into the community. Crump told The Greenwood Commonwealth that evidence of the economic effect […] [...]

CVB hires consultant to conduct tourism study

by Associated Press Published: February 10,2011

Tags: consultants, convention and visitors bureaus, marketing, municipal government, tourism

TUPELO — The Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau board has hired a consultant to a comprehensive local tourism market analysis. North Carolina-based Young Strategies will be paid $9,500 to initially look at the CVB’s current in-house programs, such as sports and film development, to see how the efforts are going and what can be improved. […] [...]

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