Home » NEWS » Gaming (page 103)

Gaming

State's hotels offer lowest price

According to the hotels.com Hotel Price Index (HPI), Mississippi had the lowest average price per room per night among Southern states, dropping 11 percent from last year. The HPI also found that Florida cities were among the most popular U.S. destinations for domestic and international travelers. Florida and Georgia experienced the greatest drop in lodging prices among Southern states with ...

Read More »

Airline employment continues to plummet

U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 5.9 percent fewer workers in July 2009 than in July 2008, the 13th consecutive decrease in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reports. According to the BTS, the July FTE total of 386,900 ...

Read More »

Hospitality training center earmarked for Coast

GULFPORT — The U.S. Department of Commerce will invest more than $2 million in a planned resort and hospitality training center at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) Jefferson Davis Campus in Gulfport, according to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). The Economic Development Administration (EDA), an agency within the Commerce Department, awarded the competitive grant to help construct a state-of-the-art ...

Read More »

Airlines' operating margins improve

The network, low-cost and regional airline groups all reported improved operating margins in the second quarter of 2009, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reports. According to the BTS, network carriers as a group posted their smallest operating margin loss for any quarter since Sept. 2007 while the low-cost and regional groups reported profit margins. The low-cost group’s profit margin ...

Read More »

Senate passes funding bills

WASHINGTON — The Senate has approved an appropriations bill containing $500,000 requested by Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., for the Pascagoula beach park promenade. The funding was contained in the FY 2010 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill, which passed yesterday by a vote of 73-25. Wicker noted that before the bill can be signed into law, the measure must ...

Read More »

Home2 coming to Hub City

HATTIESBURG — Home2 Suites by Hilton announced the approval of a franchise application for Hattiesburg. The developer for the new hotel is Narayan Global Hotel LLC.   The cost of the project was not disclosed. Located near I-59 at Exit 65AB , the hotel is set to break ground within the next year, with an anticipated opening in early 2011. ...

Read More »

Tunica CVB named 'Shining Example'

TUNICA — The Southeast Tourism Society honored the best and brightest in the tourism industry at its annual Shining Example Awards ceremony, naming the Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau the “CVB of the Year” for the Southeast. “Shining Example Awards highlight some of the best work in travel and tourism, and winners truly set examples that others in the industry ...

Read More »

Travelers still staying on ground

The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines in June 2009 declined by 6.2 percent from June 2008, dropping by 4.2 million to 63.6 million, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reports. June was the 15th consecutive month with a decrease in passengers from the prior year. BTS, in a release of preliminary data, reports that U.S. ...

Read More »

Senate passes tourism bill

WASHINGTON — The Senate has passed legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) that 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. The Tourism Promotion Act (S.1023) was passed 79-19. It is a bipartisan measure establishing a nonprofit Corporation for Travel Promotion ...

Read More »

Airlines' performance improves

The nation’s largest airlines had a rate of on-time flights this past July that was higher than both the same month last year and the mark posted in June 2009, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). According to information filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), the 19 carriers reporting ...

Read More »