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STS names Museum of Natural Science as year's best attraction

JACKSON — The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science has received a Southeast Tourism Society Shining Example Award as the Escape to the Southeast Travel Attraction of the Year. The museum was recognized for its cooperative work with the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau and other attractions that boosted attendance, helped market the entire city and earned statewide publicity for promotions ...

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STS gives recognition

Young professionals from Virginia to California have been chosen for the first class of Forty for the Future: Travel’s Leading Talent. The Southeast Tourism Society (STS), an Atlanta-based professional association in the tourism industry, organized the recognition. The honorees in Mississippi are: Selah Havard, director of sales, Natchez Convention and Visitors Bureau; Mary-Kathryn Herrington, director of tourism, Oxford Convention and ...

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Johnson announces her retirement

Linda Johnson, executive director of the Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB), announced her retirement at the TCVB monthly board meeting April 5. Johnson, who was recently inducted into the Class of 2010 Tourism Hall of Fame by the Mississippi Development Authority, has led Tupelo’s tourism efforts for the past 13 years. Before her move to Tupelo, Johnson served as ...

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McCoy named 'Shining Example'

Neal McCoy, director of sports development for the Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau, was named the 2009 Rising Star by the Southeast Tourism Society at its annual “Shining Examples” awards luncheon held Sept. 10 in Atlanta. The award recognizes extraordinary on-the-job performance by a person new to the travel and tourism industry. McCoy graduated from the University of Mississippi, earning ...

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