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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 ...

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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. ...

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USM's tourism program forms board

HATTIESBURG — One of Dr. Catherine Price’s first objectives as new department chair of Casino, Hospitality and Tourism Management (CHTM) at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) was to form an advisory board. That goal became a reality when the inaugural meeting of the CHTM Advisory Board was held recently at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg. “We have ...

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Talking Mississippi tourism

Talking tourism with Craig Ray is akin to getting that proverbial sip of water from a fire hydrant. You better be ready.   And that’s a good thing.   A former special assistant to the president and deputy director of advance for event coordination with frequent flier miles on Air Force One during the Bush years, Ray, as director of the tourism ...

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