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Supervisors turn down CVB's offer to join tourism promotion group

JACKSON COUNTY — Jackson County supervisors have turned down the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau offer to add Jackson County representatives to their board to form a tri-county entity in support of Mississippi Coast tourism. Supervisor John McKay said yesterday he supported the move because it’s important for the Coast to speak with a unified voice. But, Supervisor ...

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Auditor's Office tells city to put tax money in escrow

HORN LAKE — The state Auditor’s Office says Horn Lake needs to place money collected from an unauthorized hotel-motel tax into an escrow account until the issue is resolved. City officials told The Commercial Appeal yesterday they have already been doing so. The issue stems from a $2 per night tax on hotel and motel rooms that is designed to ...

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MDA reports tourism generated nearly $6B in expenditures in 2011

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Tourism in Mississippi generated expenditures of $5.97 billion from 20.8 million visitors in fiscal year 2011 (July 2010-July 2011), according to figures released by the Tourism division of the Mississippi Development Authority. During that same period, tourism contributed $438.4 million to the state’s tax coffers. These and other figures are available in the latest edition of the ...

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Hotelier gives $100K for new Delta Sportsplex

GREENVILLE — Chawla Hotels, owners of the Hampton Inn and four other hotels in Greenville, has made a major sponsorship of $100,000 for the Delta Sportsplex Foundation. This is the largest sponsorship ever received by the Delta Sportsplex and comes just days after 70 percent of Washington County voters approved a county-wide referendum to impose a two percent lodging tax ...

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City officials mulling lodging tax to fund development

WIGGINS — City leaders in Wiggins are considering a local sales tax on hotels, motels and cabins as a way to increase revenue for economic development. The Sun Herald reports Mayor Jerry Alexander introduced the idea at yesterday’s Board of Aldermen meeting. Alexander said the tax proposal would be a good way to increase revenue without a major impact on ...

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City officials pushing tourism tax vote

MCCOMB — The City of McComb will include a notice in local water bills this month to remind voters of the tourism tax election on July 19. The Enterprise-Journal reports Mayor Whitney Rawlings hopes the proceeds of the motel tax can be used to complete the McComb Sports Park. A three-fifths majority vote — 60 percent — is required for ...

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MGCCC to break ground on new center

LONG BEACH — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Hospitality and Resort Management Center on the Jefferson Davis Campus March 11 beginning at 2 p.m. The $10.1-million facility, to be constructed by 2012, will house Hospitality and Tourism Management, Culinary Arts and Related Foods, and Business and Marketing Management along with other related programs ...

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