See our Healthy Travel Information page for the latest information on openings, guidelines, and COVID-19 updates. Masks are no longer required across Coastal Mississippi. All are encouraged to follow safety guidelines outlined by the Mississippi State Department of Health. The Mississippi Gaming Commission is requiring all guests in casinos wear masks.

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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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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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