Posts Tagged ‘Conventions’

City, airport leaders might have winning bid from airline

TUPELO — After rejecting two earlier rounds of bidding by smaller airlines hoping to provide commercial service in Tupelo, city and airport officials might have an offer they like. Air Choice One and Silver Airways turned in their bids, and Tupelo Regional Airport executive director Josh Abramson said he likes what he sees in Silver. […] [...]

Councilmen vote to lease land for proposed Oyster Bay Casino

D’IBERVILLE — The city of D’Iberville will share in the profits of Oyster Bay Casino if the resort is built. The city council yesterday agreed to lease the waterfront land on the Back Bay near the Jackson County line. City Manager Michael Janus told The Sun Herald the city’s parcel is needed to make the […] [...]

Nevada firm looking to buy Silver Slipper Casino for $70M

HANCOCK COUNTY — Full House Resorts of Las Vegas, Nev., has entered into definitive agreements with Silver Slipper Casino Venture, LLC to acquire all of the outstanding membership interest of the entity operating the Silver Slipper Casino in Hancock County. The purchase price is $70 million, exclusive of estimated cash, net working capital balances, fees […] [...]

Read Spring 2012 “Come See Us” Tourism, Meetings & Conventions

In this edition of Come See Us — The Five Best BBQ Joints in Mississippi: We searched far and wide for the best of all BBQ in Mississippi — It was a tough job but someone had to do it! Also in this edition: >> Business Fashion: The perfect looks for men and women in […] [...]

State’s casinos brought in more winnings in February

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — February winnings for Mississippi’s casinos rose 2.6 percent from a year ago, only the second time in the last year that revenues have improved at the state’s 30 gambling halls. The month was aided by the leap year’s extra day, as well as Mardi Gras occurring in the month. In 2011, Mardi […] [...]

Golden Triangle Regional Airport reports increased traffic

by Associated Press Published: March 20,2012

Tags: air, air travel, airlines, airports, aviation, Conventions, meetings, tourism, tourists, traffic, transportation, travel, visitors

COLUMBUS — The parking lot expansion is finally complete at Golden Triangle Regional Airport, and if the latest passenger traffic data is any indication, those 50 extra parking spaces will be quickly put to use. GTRA executive director Mike Hainsey says passenger traffic in January and February increased by 11 percent, surpassing every January and […] [...]

Developer’s attorney says new casino proceeding; won’t be CanCan

by Associated Press Published: March 15,2012

Tags: casinos, construction, Conventions, gambling, gaming, hospitality, hotels, lodging, meetings, restaurants, tourism, tourists, visitors

D’IBERVILLE — An attorney representing the developer say a new casino is ready to proceed in D’Iberville. The Sun Herald reports it will no longer be CanCan casino but it will be on the same site east of Interstate 110 on the Back Bay. Michael McCabe, an attorney representing developer Land Holdings I LLC, says […] [...]

Direct Air suspending Coast flights due to fuel supply issue

by Associated Press Published: March 15,2012

Tags: air travel, airlines, airplanes, airports, aviation, Conventions, flights, jets, meetings, tourism, tourists, transportation, travel, visitors

GULFPORT — Charter airline Direct Air has suspended flights for at least two months. Direct Air, based in Myrtle Beach, S.C., canceled flights Monday and says it will not fly again until May 15. Officials on the Mississippi Gulf Coast see no repercussions on flights in and out of Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. Those flights to […] [...]

Jackson Convention Complex, Trustmark extend marketing partnership

JACKSON — SMG, managers of the Jackson Convention Complex, reports the Jackson Convention Complex and Trustmark National Bank have renewed their commercial rights marketing partnership, extending Trustmark’s designation as the exclusive bank of the Jackson Convention Complex for an additional three years. SMG general manager Kelvin Moore said, “Trustmark was one of the original marketing […] [...]

City approves plans, financing for proposed CanCan Casino

D’IBERVILLE — The D’Iberville City Council has approved development plans for the CanCan Casino and up to $24 million in tax-increment financing bonds to help cover costs of the infrastructure. The Sun Herald reports Chris Gouras, the city’s public finance consultant, outlined the plan and explained how the TIF work yesterday. Gouras said phase one […] [...]

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