Home » NEWS » Group: Tourism has good year on Mississippi coast

Group: Tourism has good year on Mississippi coast

A tourism group reports that 2019 looks promising for the Mississippi coast.

Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast says that room reservations were up for 2018 and group bookings look strong heading into 2019. The Sun Herald reported the group bookings are for business meeting and sports teams visiting places like the Gulfport Sportsplex.

Milton Segarra with Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast said 2018 appears to have been a positive year for the hotel industry. Segarra said bookings this year are up 16 percent, compared with 2017.

The latest monthly figures, for October, show room sales were up 27 percent over 2017.

Segarra said traffic on the gulfcoast.org website was up 18 percent over last year.

He says tourists are visiting the area for casinos, festivals and events, the beach and recreational opportunities.


… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Associated Press

Leave a Reply