Posts Tagged ‘Meetings Conventions & Tourism’

Tourism traffic, motor coaches pouring in

  People are on the road again to visit one of the Southeast’s most prominent heritage tourism destinations, the City of Vicksburg. “This spring we have seen a considerable increase in our tourism traffic, especially in the motor coach sector,” said Vicksburg Convention and Visitor’s Bureau executive director Bill Seratt. “We have placed television advertising […] [...]

Some state organizations favor Florida for conventions

Some, though, like Mississippi Manufacturers Association prefer to spend money at home Florida, especially Destin, is a popular destination for the annual meetings and conventions of many Mississippi organizations. Representatives said members often use these conventions as family vacation time and want to go out of state.  The Mississippi Manufacturers Association is putting smiles on […] [...]

Golden Triangle has a charm tourists love

The Golden Triangle area of Mississippi is formed by the cities of Columbus, Starkville and West Point. The three cities work together to promote themselves, capitalizing on the rich diversity of activities, and attractions in the area.  “People love to visit Columbus,” said Stacy Clark with the Columbus/Lowndes County Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Some visits […] [...]

Groups still booking events, just later

The trend across the country has been to book convention time at the ‘last minute’ Large and small conventions are being held in Mississippi, but the national recession is having an impact in size and planning. Tourism professionals who work with meeting planners and groups say the latest trend is to not book as far […] [...]

Still rebuilding but planning for future

    The current mood of tourism on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is a mixed bag. There’s optimism, caution, forward-thinking excitement and some apprehension. As this publication prepares to go to press, the British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico remains unabated and its consequences for Mississippi unknown. At this time, no oil […] [...]

State’s college towns offer exciting lifestyle

College towns are always a special place. There’s an excitement in the air from all the students who are not only there to learn, but to explore the world outside of their own home. Coffee shops, restaurants, book stores, boutiques and great night life seem to go hand-in-hand with a college town. In Mississippi, the […] [...]

Seal of Approval

Mississippi Lodging Properties Vie for “Hospitality Certified” Stamp  Earlier this year, the Mississippi Hotel & Lodging Association unveiled a new program designed to acknowledge hospitality-proven properties around the state. The statewide initiative integrates all tourism-related businesses and entities — the state tourism division, area convention and visitors’ bureaus (CVBs) and professional associations — with a […] [...]

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