Home » NEWS » Tourism (page 43)

Tourism

Court-appointed receiver finding interest in Jackson's former Walthall Hotel

A court-appointed receiver is in talks with several prospective buyers of downtown Jackson’s Roberts Vista Hotel, currently shuttered and awaiting repairs from water damage. The hotel is known more commonly in Jackson as The Walthall, for Civil War figure Edward Cary Walthall, whose name it bore upon opening 85 years ago. As it has several times in the past, the ...

Read More »

Court-appointed receiver finding interest in former Walthall Hotel

A court-appointed receiver is in talks with several prospective buyers of downtown Jackson’s Roberts Vista Hotel, currently shuttered and awaiting repairs from water damage. The hotel, known more commonly in Jackson as The Walthall, for local Civil War figure Edward Cary Walthall, whose name it bore upon opening 85 years ago. As it as a few times in the past, ...

Read More »

Fondren food tasting scratched, reset for spring

Fans of Fondren’s food offerings will have to wait until spring for the “Taste of Fondren.” The Fondren Renaissance Foundation has rescheduled the restaurant cuisine sampling fundraiser for sometime in the spring. The event was to be held Thursday, Oct.11, at Duling Hall, but organizers decided spring would provide an opportunity to increase the variety of food offerings and restaurant ...

Read More »

SBA extending direct loans to coastal businesses, residents in wake of Isaac

  Hurricane Isaac’s late August battering of the Mississippi coast has left an estimated 1,500 businesses eligibility for low-cost federal disaster recovery loans administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. In addition to disaster assistance applications from 1,558 businesses that claim at least some property damage, another 27 businesses that had no physical damage but claim economic injuries have applied ...

Read More »

Chief health official calls bed bugs major threat to Mississippi hotels

Cimex lectularis — aka the bed bug — followed man out of the caves millenniums ago and has been biting the hand that feeds it ever since. And, increasingly, guests of Mississippi hotels are enduring those bites, Dr. Jeffrey Brown says. As state entomologist and director of the Mississippi Department of Health’s Environmental Services Bureau, Brown has been calling for ...

Read More »

New Coast CVB leader, Beth Carriere, touts tri-county marketing initiative

As a 20-year veteran of the tourism industry, Beth Carriere is pleased that the business sector now sees tourism as an important part of the state’s economic mix. The new executive director of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau is also excited about the move toward a united three-county Coast tourism initiative. “I’m thrilled to see support and ...

Read More »

It ain’t just about the music

Delta getaway includes great music, food, people and attractions Sometimes people don’t appreciate what is in their own backyard. A case in point might be a blues getaway to the Mississippi Delta. While many people in the state might not know how many great blues attractions there are in the Delta, it is no secret to people in Europe and Australia. ...

Read More »

More than just a casino town

What once was idled farmland is now a tourist attraction for travelers across the globe   Sure, legalizing riverboat gambling in Mississippi moved Tunica from one of the poorest counties in the nation — compared in the worst of times to a third-world country — to a leading casino destination in the United States.  Yet in addition to birthing a ...

Read More »

New things added to keep ’em coming back

Palace’s 110,00-square-foot renovation largest on Coast since Katrina   The state’s casinos periodically add new amenities and expand old ones to entice visitors to return. Whether it is new dining options, remodeled hotel rooms, new games or other improvements, the goal is to provide new experiences for guests. Perhaps the biggest change is the expansion underway at the Palace Casino ...

Read More »

Charming Gulf Coast town delivers

Shopping, art, museums and history attract visitors to this cool coastal community   Ocean Springs is a colorful coastal city with an abundance of activities for visitors. It has more than 1,100 rooms for lodging, including hotels and bed and breakfast inns, all located a short distance from the downtown shops and beach. “Ocean Springs is a great getaway for ...

Read More »