Posts Tagged ‘Meetings Convention & Tourism’

Charming visitors with a little bit of everything

  Confidence seems to be growing that the economy is coming back, and that bodes well for Meridian’s outlook for tourism in the summer of 2010. “We are cautiously optimistic that we will again have a great summer,” said Suzy Johnson, executive director, Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau. “Our tourism indicators continue to reflect a positive […] [...]

One year and already an anchor

Convention center helping make Capital City a destination location Years prior to the grand opening, the citizens of Jackson overwhelmingly voted in support for a convention complex. And when it finally opened last year, the grand opening celebration attracted more than 30,000 guests through a free community open house and reception.  Now one year later, […] [...]

Budget travel keeps folks close to home

Ever tried being a tourist in your own hometown by visiting that museum or lake you’ve never gotten around to? Or, have you opted to take day trips to see the sights at cities within a couple hours drive? If so, you have participated in the phenomenon that has become more popular in the U.S. […] [...]

Pilgrimages, conventions and events

The star of Southwest Mississippi has always held true to its tourism fundamentals   Beautiful, historic Natchez on the Mississippi River with its many antebellum homes has always had a special tourism niche. Like many tourism destinations, this city has suffered during the recession, but things are looking up. “Things are going pretty well here,” […] [...]

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