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Anna Roy
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Future of Coastal Mississippi Tourism Annual Update

COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (November 8, 2019) – Coastal Mississippi, the destination marketing organization for the tri-county coastal region, held its Future of Tourism Annual Update at Centennial Plaza on Thursday, November 7, 2019. The resounding message: the future is looking extremely bright for the travel and tourism industry on The Secret Coast.

Coastal Mississippi’s CEO, Milton Segarra,

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Coastal Mississippi

Also known as Mississippi Gulf Coast or, appropriately, “The Secret Coast”, this 62-mile stretch will be something of a surprise to those who think Mississippi is all blues, barbecues and bayous. This area has a bit of that too, of course, alongside caster-sugar beaches, casinos, golf courses and fishing piers. Idyllic, shell-scattered Ship Island is a short ferry hop away.

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Anna Roy
Public/Media Relations Manager
228-388-2993
anna@coastalmississippi.com

Coastal Mississippi Hosts Customer Advisory Board

COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (October 16, 2019) – Coastal Mississippi will be hosting a Customer Advisory Board, comprised of 13 hospitality industry leaders from across the US. This initiative is taking place one year after the inaugural Customer Advisory Board, and these experienced industry professionals will be participating in meetings across the tri-county region over the next three days. These

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Anna Roy
Public/Media Relations Manager
228-388-2993
anna@coastalmississippi.com

Coastal Mississippi Wins 2019 ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Award

COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (October 9, 2019) – Coastal Mississippi was honored with a 2019 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 seventh time that Coastal Mississippi has received this award and it is one of only 15 total

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Anna Roy
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Water Contact Warnings Lifted in Coastal Mississippi

COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (October 5, 2019) – The mainland beach water contact warnings across Coastal Mississippi have been lifted. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued a statement on October 4, stating that, through its beach monitoring program, water contact warnings have been lifted for all 21 standard beach segments as well as the four nonstandard segments

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Anna Roy
Public/Media Relations Manager
228-388-2993
anna@coastalmississippi.com

Celebrate World Tourism Day with Coastal Mississippi: Friday, September 27, 2019

COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (September 26, 2019) – Join Coastal Mississippi in celebrating World Tourism Day, taking place on Friday, September 27, 2019!

World Tourism Day is commemorated each year on September 27, with celebrations led by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Its purpose is to foster awareness among the global community of tourism’s

COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (September 24, 2019) – Coastal Mississippi was honored with the Best Social Media Strategy Award and 2019 Mississippi Research-In-Action Award at this year’s Governor’s Conference on Tourism, held in Columbus, Mississippi. The regional convention & visitors bureau also took home the Travel Media Award on behalf of Charles McCool of McCool Travel, who had also been nominated by Coastal Mississippi.

According to the Mississippi Tourism Association, Coastal Mississippi was awarded the Best Social Media Strategy Award due to its

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Anna Roy
Public/Media Relations Manager
228-388-2993
anna@coastalmississippi.com

Nikki Moon Appointed as President of Coastal Mississippi Board of Commissioners

COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (August 7, 2019) – Coastal Mississippi has announced the appointment of Nikki Moon as President of its Board of Commissioners. Moon will lead fellow Coastal Mississippi commissioners, charged with overseeing the promotion of the tri-county region as a tourism and convention destination worldwide. Its mission centers on attracting

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Anna Roy
Public/Media Relations Manager
228-388-2993
anna@coastalmississippi.com

Coastal Mississippi announces Patrick Clay as Digital Content Manager

Patrick Clay HeadshotCOASTAL MISSISSIPPI (August 6, 2019) – Coastal Mississippi has announced its latest addition to the Coastal Mississippi Communications and Engagement Department: Patrick Clay, Digital Content Manager.

The Coastal Mississippi Communications and Engagement Department is charged with the following: showcasing the vivid, varied character of coastal life through the development

Matthew Meltzer

Jul 16, 2019

SOMETIMES, HEADLINES CAN be a little extra.

“No swimming! No seafood! Toxic bacteria afflicting coast causes rashes, diarrhea, vomiting” shouted USA Today after Mississippi closed the waters off its mainland beaches last month.

And while the headline isn’t inaccurate per se, it paints a rather alarmist picture of what’s going on along the Gulf of Mexico.

If you missed it, Mississippi closed the waters of its beaches as the result of an algae bloom from the Mississippi River, which flowed into the Gulf of Mexico in

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