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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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Coastal Mississippi Wins 2019 ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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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Water Contact Warnings Lifted in Coastal Mississippi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 601-750-8372 anna@coastalmississippi.com 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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Celebrate World Tourism Day with Coastal Mississippi: Friday, September 27, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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…

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Coastal Mississippi Wins Best Social Media Strategy and Mississippi Research-In-Action Awards

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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Nikki Moon Appointed as President of Coastal Mississippi Board of Commissioners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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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