I seriously wonder what the new legislation passed and co-sponsored by Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) will do to help tourism in Mississippi.
The legislation “would revitalize federal efforts to attract more foreign tourists to the United States and counter the steep decline in international travel following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.”
But what would it do for Mississippi?
I am asking the question, only.
This should be looked into more closely, particularly since Blues and Country Music tourism are of high priority to the Mississippi Development Authority.
Ask Billy Johnson of the Highway 61 Blues Museum what tourism means to his operation in Leland as well as the rest of the Mississippi Delta, and even the rest of Mississippi.
I am glad that Sen. Cochran sponsored this bill, but I am more hopeful this will be a tool for us to bring more tourists and more money to all of Mississippi.
See story at http://msbusiness.com/blog/2009/09/senate-passes-tourism-bill/