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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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Coastal Mississippi Launches Coastal Mississippi Promise of Health and Safety

Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi Launches Coastal Mississippi Promise of Health and Safety COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (June 1, 2020) – Coastal Mississippi, the destination marketing organization for the tri-county coastal region, has launched the Coastal Mississippi Promise of health and safety, drawing from recommendations developed by leading agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Mississippi State Department of Health, and the industry guidelines…

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Coastal Mississippi Celebrates First Anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi Celebrates First Anniversary COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (March 11, 2020) – Coastal Mississippi: The Secret Coast. This is the new brand and ad campaign that the tourism marketing organization for the tri-county coastal region, formerly known as Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast, unveiled to community partners and industry stakeholders a year ago on March 11, 2019. One year later, the future for the travel and tourism industry in…

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Coastal Mississippi Hosts Free Grow With Google Seminar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi Hosts Free Grow With Google Seminar COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (March 9, 2020) – Coastal Mississippi is hosting a free Grow With Google seminar, which will provide information to The Secret Coast’s hundreds of hoteliers, restaurant-owners, and small business owners on how to maximize their business visibility online, providing the resources and tools to reach online verification through Google. Speaker Dave Delaney will share best…

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Coastal Mississippi Tourism: Best January in Four Years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi Tourism: Best January in Four Years COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (February 27, 2020) – Coastal Mississippi, the destination marketing organization for the State’s tri-county coastal region, has released tourism numbers for the month of January, which are the most successful the region has seen in four years. The historical key performance indicator (KPI) comparison for January in the last four years shows increases in all indicators…

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HSMAI Honors Coastal Mississippi with Adrian Award for Outstanding Travel Marketing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com HSMAI HONORS COASTAL MISSISSIPPI WITH ADRIAN AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING TRAVEL MARKETING COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (February 7, 2020) – The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) has honored Coastal Mississippi and its advertising agency of record, PETERMAYER, with a Bronze Adrian Award for advertising excellence for its winning entry in the 63rd annual Adrian Awards. The HSMAI Adrian Awards recognize hospitality brands and…

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Coastal Mississippi: Plan for Vacation Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi: Plan for Vacation Day COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (January 27, 2020)- As we get ready to celebrate and promote National Plan For Vacation Day on January 28, and with 2020 in full swing, Coastal Mississippi would like to share some key tourism numbers from 2019: Average Daily Rate (ADR) increased to $88, which is a 7% increase from 2018. Occupancy rates were up to 73.4%, and demand for rooms was also up to 4,031 million rooms in…

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Development in Coastal Mississippi

COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (January 14, 2020) – Coastal Mississippi looks forward to a pivotal year for development and economic growth in the tri-county region. With a substantial amount of private sector investments (almost $750 million in industry projects in development) and impending disbursements, such as funding from the Gulf Coast Restoration Fund and Gulf of Mexico Security Act (GOMESA), Coastal Mississippi is looking at an extremely prosperous year ahead. The Secret Coast is eagerly anticipating the completion of several major developments…

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Future of Coastal Mississippi Tourism Annual Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com 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 Hosts Customer Advisory Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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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