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Officials report on economic impact of tourism

Tourism officials gather yesterday in Jackson for the Mississippi Tourism Association’s “MTA Day at the Capitol,” and they had some significant numbers to share. Visitors spent more than $6.25 billion in Mississippi last fiscal year (July 2012-June 2013) as the travel and tourism industry continues to have a major impact on the state’s economy. The Mississippi Tourism Association and Mississippi ...

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Tourism officials to gather for 'MTA Day at the Capitol'

The tourism agency will take center stage tomorrow in the Capital City. The Mississippi Development Authority’s Tourism Division will join the Mississippi Tourism Association for “MTA Day at the Capitol.” Beginning tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the rotunda of the State Capitol Building in Jackson, tourism professionals from around the state will converge to tout the economic impact and importance ...

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CVB recognized for doing its homework

With of all of its offerings to tourists, it might seem the city of Natchez just has to sit back and watch the visitors come and spend their money. However, a recent award shows city officials are working hard to make sure those tourists keep coming. The Natchez Convention and Visitors Bureau has been honored with a tourism research award ...

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MTA welcomes Hicks

Rochelle Hicks is the new executive director of the Mississippi Tourism Association. Hicks comes to MTA with more than 15 years of experience in the tourism industry and was the deputy director of Ridgeland Tourism Commission. Prior to that, Hicks gained sales and marketing experience in the hotel and casino industries within Jackson and Natchez. Among her accolades, Hicks was ...

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Kicker: Mississippi Craft Center named one of top 10 in country

Julia Daily, executive director, Mississippi Craftsmen’s Guild, has traveled around the country to visit art galleries and craft centers like the one she oversees, the Mississippi Craft Center. She has found that the work of Mississippi artists and craftsmen compares favorably to the best in the nation. “I would place our artisans up against any in the country,” Daily said. ...

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Wilson lands MTA board seat

Bob Wilson, executive director of the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA), has been elected to the board of directors for the Mississippi Tourism Association (MTA). Wilson will serve as vice president of tourism-related industry for the 2010-2011 year term. Wilson has more than 30 years of sales and marketing experience. He has been with MMSA since 1998 and has served ...

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Touting country music

Country icon Stuart headlines Governor’s Conference on tourism Country music singer Marty Stuart will lend some star power to the Mississippi Governor’s Conference on Tourism this week as he helps state tourism leaders unveil 30 sites that will be included in a new country music trail. Stuart is one of multiple speakers at the annual conference, set to begin Sunday ...

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