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Coastal Mississippi Appoints Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi Appoints Executive Director COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (January 20, 2022) – Coastal Mississippi is pleased to announce the appointment of Judy Young, CDME to the role of Executive Director for the State’s coastal tri-county destination marketing organization. Young brings over 20 years of experience in tourism program design, product development, marketing direction, convention and leisure sales, logistics and supplier management…

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Coastal Mississippi Appoints Director of Sales, Director of Communications & Engagement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (January 7, 2022) – Coastal Mississippi is pleased to announce the appointments of Kris Abbott to the position of Director of Sales and Patricia Meagher to the position of Director of Communications and Engagement for the State’s coastal tri-county destination marketing organization. This announcement follows the November 2021 announcement that Coastal Mississippi would be reinstating the Director of Sales position in…

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Hurricane Ida Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Hurricane Ida Update COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (September 1, 2021) – Coastal Mississippi is grateful that Hurricane Ida’s impact to the region was minimal. As a Coastal region that welcomes over 14.2 million visitors a year, we maintain a high level of advance preparedness for storms and a commitment to quickly resume operations as soon as possible. Due to the hard work of our public officials and the dedication of our exceptional industry leaders…

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Coastal Mississippi Wins Gold dotCOMM Award for Best Travel Website

COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (August 9, 2021) – Coastal Mississippi has been awarded the gold dotCOMM award for best travel website. The Coastal Mississippi website (www.coastalmississippi.com) is developed and managed in conjunction with Simpleview, the travel and tourism industry's leading provider of CRM, CMS, website design, digital marketing, revenue generation, and mobile technologies for destination marketing organizations (DMOs). The dotCOMM Awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals…

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Coastal Mississippi Sees 2021 Tourism Boom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi Sees 2021 Tourism Boom COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (July 16, 2021) – With the summer season in full swing, the tri-county coastal region is experiencing a major rise in visitation, and a vast increase in 2021 tourism numbers. Coastal Mississippi, the destination marketing organization (DMO) for the State’s tri-county coastal region, is reporting that tourism numbers for the first five months of 2021 are higher or beginning to surpass those of the previous four years. Year-to-date, Room Revenue has jumped from $119 million in 2018 and $124 million in 2019 to $138 million as of May 2021, which, among other key performance indicators, reflects the increase in Average Daily Rate (ADR) from $79.59 in 2018 to $90.70 in 2021. Occupancy for the first five months of 2021 is at 68.93%, which reflects a successful recovery from the challenges faced in the past two years…

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Coastal Mississippi Announces Collaboration with Caroline Jones & The Pelicanaires

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi Announces Collaboration with Caroline Jones & The Pelicanaires “Gulf Coast Girl,” penned by Mississippi natives Jimmy Buffett and Mac McAnally new tourism theme song COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (May 10, 2021) – Coastal Mississippi has announced a collaboration with Caroline Jones & The Pelicanaires for its new local brand awareness campaign. The popular hit “Gulf Coast Girl,” written by Jimmy Buffett and Mac McAnally is the…

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Coastal Mississippi: Request For Proposals - Social Media Advertising and Marketing Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi: Request For Proposals - Social Media Advertising and Marketing Services COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (May 3, 2021) – The Coastal Mississippi Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), Coastal Mississippi, seeks to contract with a vendor that will seamlessly integrate with Coastal Mississippi’s current team, partners and brand, Coastal Mississippi: The Secret Coast , by providing strategic leadership that maximizes the effectiveness…

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Coastal Mississippi Looks Towards a Promising Future on 38th National Travel and Tourism Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi Looks Towards a Promising Future on 38th National Travel and Tourism Week COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (April 30, 2021) – Join Coastal Mississippi in celebrating and highlighting the importance of the travel and tourism industry during National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), from May 2-8, 2021. This annual celebration of the contributions and accomplishments of the U.S. travel industry will highlight the Power of Travel and the industry’s role in bringing back our vibrant communities, restoring the U.S. economy, rebuilding our workforce, and reconnecting America…

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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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