Posts Tagged ‘meetings and conventions’

Rising river has Tunica casino industry in emergency mode

by For the MBJ Published: May 3,2011

Tags: casinos, flooding, gambling, gaming, hotels, lodging, meetings and conventions, tourism

TUNICA — The staggered casino closing plan implemented by the Tunica casino industry, in conjunction with emergency management officials and the Mississippi Gaming Commission, was completed yesterday afternoon with the scheduled closing of the three casino properties located at Casino Center (Gold Strike Casino Resort, Horseshoe Casino & Hotel, Tunica Roadhouse Casino & Hotel). The […] [...]

Big Easy sees meetings, conventions decrease

by Associated Press Published: February 16,2010

Tags: meetings and conventions, New Orleans, recession, travel

NEW ORLEANS — Attendance at meetings and conventions in New Orleans dropped in 2009 as travelers and exhibitors took a tighter hold on their money. Tourism officials say that although the city played host to more meetings in 2009 than in the previous three years following Hurricane Katrina, attendance dropped 10 to 25 percent, depending […] [...]

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