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Coastal Mississippi Tourism: Updates and Research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi Tourism: Updates and Research COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (February 25, 2021) – Tourism is the lifeblood of Mississippi’s tri-county coastal region, and while the impact of COVID-19 has inarguably been indelible, Coastal Mississippi has nonetheless seen successes and growth in the past year. Mississippi was the top travel spending market in the U.S. in 2020, and Coastal Mississippi accounts for one-third of the state’s tourism…

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Coastal Mississippi Launches Free, Online Coast Champions Hospitality Training Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi Launches Free, Online Coast Champions Hospitality Training Program COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (December 17, 2020) – Coastal Mississippi is embarking on a mission to educate and engage hospitality industry employees like never before. The Coast Champions hospitality training program, administered through Bridge, a learning management system (LMS), is completely free and available online for any organization or individual involved…

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Coastal Mississippi’s My Secret Coast Contest Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi’s My Secret Coast Contest Winners Announced COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (December 16, 2020) – Coastal Mississippi has announced the winners of its My Secret Coast contest. The contest ran from October 1, 2020, to December 15, 2020, and encouraged residents in the tri-county region to submit photos and videos of their favorite “secret” places that make Coastal Mississippi the unique destination that it is. Winners are as follows:…

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Coastal Mississippi Wins Best Social Media Presence Award At MTA Governor’s Conference on Tourism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi Wins Best Social Media Presence Award At MTA Governor’s Conference on Tourism COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (December 2, 2020) – Coastal Mississippi was honored with the Best Social Media Presence Award at this year’s Mississippi Tourism Association (MTA) Governor’s Conference on Tourism, held in Coastal Mississippi. This award is given to a tourism entity that has effectively created a social media presence beyond Facebook…

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Des Linden and Grayson Murphy to Run in 2020 Mississippi Gulf Coast Half Marathon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Des Linden and Grayson Murphy to Run in 2020 Mississippi Gulf Coast Half Marathon COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (November 9, 2020) – The FRESHJUNKIE Racing team has announced that running champions Des Linden and Grayson Murphy will be traveling to Coastal Mississippi to participate in the 2020 Mississippi Gulf Coast Half Marathon on Sunday, December 13, 2020. In 2018, Des Linden was the first American female to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years and…

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Coastal Mississippi Wins 2020 ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi Wins 2020 ConventionSouth Readers' Choice Award COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (October 13, 2020) – Coastal Mississippi was honored with a 2020 Readers’ Choice Award, presented by the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South. Since the award’s creation in 2001, this is the eighth time that Coastal Mississippi has received this award and it is one of only 16 total…

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Mary Cracchiolo Spain Appointed as President of Coastal Mississippi Board of Commissioners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Mary Cracchiolo Spain Appointed as President of Coastal Mississippi Board of Commissioners COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (August 3, 2020) – Coastal Mississippi has announced its board of commissioners for fiscal year 2021. Mary Cracchiolo Spain will serve as president, leading fellow Coastal Mississippi commissioners, who are charged with overseeing the promotion of the tri-county region as a tourism and convention destination worldwide. The mission of…

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Discover Coastal Mississippi's African American Heritage

by Howard Blount | Published on Jul 5, 2020 Experience Coastal Mississippi’s rich African American heritage at Biloxi Beach, the Pleasant Reed House, St. Rose de Lima Catholic Church, and the 100 Men Hall. I was a guest of Coastal Mississippi, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links. Please refer to our our Disclosure/Disclaimer page for more information. Coastal Mississippi’s African American Heritage I am an incurable Civil War and Civil Rights history buff, and there is nothing I enjoy more than…

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50 Cool Things To Do in Mississippi

The state of Mississippi calls to mind all things magnolia, blues, catfish, and Hotty Toddy, Ole Miss. But, Mississippi is also a great vacation destination, perfect for road trips, day trips, week-long beach retreats, and girlfriend getaways. With attractive towns like Oxford, Columbus, Tupelo, and Biloxi, Mississippi is chock full of fun and adventures. Here are 50 cool things that we like to do in Mississippi. #4 Tour a Historic Lighthouse (Biloxi) The Biloxi Light is the only active lighthouse in the state of Mississippi. It overlooks the…

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Best Beach Destinations in the USA

4. Secret Coast of Coastal Mississippi Coastal Mississippi sunrise by Charles McCool Contributed by Charles of McCool Travel The Secret Coast of Coastal Mississippi is currently one of my favorite beach destinations. At 26 miles long and 200 feet wide, the clean, cool, sugar sand between Pass Christian and Biloxi is actually the world’s largest man-made beach and it is magnificent. Mississippi Gulf Coast Scenic Highway 90 is a dream drive (or marathon run) because nothing blocks your view of the Gulf of Mexico for most of that distance. Also…

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