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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Anna Roy
Public/Media Relations Manager
228-388-2993

anna@gulfcoast.org

Longwoods International Report: Mississippi Gulf Coast Domestic Tourism Overview 2017

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST (August 1, 2018) – Longwoods International has released its report providing an overview for the Mississippi Gulf Coast (MSGC) domestic tourism business in 2017. This study was commissioned by Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast, to provide the organization with more reliable data and current travel trends to the region, in order to determine an

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Anna Roy
Public/Media Relations Manager
228-388-2993
anna@gulfcoast.org

Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast: Statement on Sports Betting Legalization

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST (May 15, 2018) - The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uplift the ban on sports betting marks a pivotal moment in the gaming industry on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This ruling has put the tri-county region, and the state of Mississippi as a whole, on a level playing field with other great gaming destinations such as Las Vegas and Atlantic City, with the

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Anna Roy
Public/Media Relations Manager
228-388-2993
anna@gulfcoast.org

USA TODAY: Best Small Towns Competition 2018

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST (May 10, 2018) – There are five days left to vote for Ocean Springs, which has been nominated in USA TODAY’S annual America's Best Small Towns competition for Best Small Coastal Town and Best Small Town Food Scene!

Both voting pages can be found at the following link:
https://www.gulfcoast.org/voteos/

Over the past week, Ocean Springs has dropped in the rankings for both categories,

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Anna Roy
Public/Media Relations Manager
228-388-2993
anna@gulfcoast.org

Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast: Key Performance Indicators

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST (May 7, 2018) – As we celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week, and with the first half of Fiscal Year 2018 behind us, Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast (VMGC) would like to share some key performance indicators from Q1 and Q2 of FY18, compared to those from Q1 and Q2 of FY17:

Occupancy increased to 67.7% and the Average Daily Rate increased to $76.81, which generated a 9%

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Anna Roy
Public/Media Relations Manager
228-388-2993
anna@gulfcoast.org

National Travel and Tourism Week: May 6-12, 2018

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST (May 2, 2018) – Join Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast in celebrating the 35th annual National Travel and Tourism Week, May 6-12, 2018!

During the first full week in May, communities nationwide unite to showcase the impact of travel to policymakers, business leaders and media with rallies, events and other activities. This year, the industry is coming together to recognize the many

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Anna Roy
Public/Media Relations Manager
228-388-2993

anna@gulfcoast.org

Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast: RFQ – Advertising and Marketing Agency Services

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST (April 2, 2018) – Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast (VMGC) has sent out a Request for Qualifications, seeking to contract advertising and marketing services from qualified agencies with expertise in brand assessment, rebranding and complete brand overhaul. Joint ventures and strategic partnerships will also be considered. The desired agency’s strengths

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Bill Holmes, Sr.
President, Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast Board
228-209-6666

Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast Announces New CEO

Mississippi Gulf Coast, Miss. – The regional destination marketing organization charged with promoting tourism within Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties in Mississippi announced Mr. Milton Segarra as its new CEO this week.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Anna Roy
Public/Media Relations Manager
228-388-2993
anna@gulfcoast.org

Hurricane Nate Aftermath Update

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST (October 12, 2017) - We are grateful that Hurricane Nate's impact wasn’t as severe as anticipated and that our coastal communities saw a minimal amount of damage. As a coastal region that welcomes over 6 million visitors a year, we maintain a high level of advance preparedness for storms and a dedication to quickly resume operations afterward. Due to the hard work of our public officials and the

Southeast Tourism Society Selects Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival as an ‘STS Top 20 Event’

Travel industry organization has saluted region’s best events since 1985

ATLANTA, Ga. (date) – Southeast Tourism Society has 39th Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for November 2017.

This year’s Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival is November 4-5, 2017. The STS Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985.

Travel industry experts select 20 events

Southeast Tourism Society Selects Cruisin’ the Coast as an ‘STS Top 20 Event’

Travel industry organization has saluted region’s best events since 1985

ATLANTA, Ga. (date) – Southeast Tourism Society has 21st Annual Cruisin’ the Coast one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for October 2017.

This year’s Cruisin’ the Coast is October 1-8, 2017. The STS Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985.

Travel industry experts select 20 events per month, and STS publicizes them throughout the United