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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 developed by the U.S. Travel Association.

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Coastal Mississippi has supplied these best practices and standards to industry partners, emphasizing the importance of employee and visitor safety. Partners in the travel and tourism industry are encouraged to adopt this promise, and more information can be found at: Local health authorities, including Memorial, Merit Health Biloxi and Singing River Health System, support the Coastal Mississippi Promise to ensure that health and safety are prioritized throughout the destination.

The Coastal Mississippi Promise follows:

When you visit The Secret Coast, you will be met with warm welcomes and 62 miles of shoreline dotted by unique coastal communities. Here, you can expect excitement and relaxation in equal measure, with plenty of room to roam.

You should also expect to see that our hospitality partners are implementing all necessary precautions to protect you and your loved ones. Our industry has been equipped with comprehensive recommendations from leading agencies, and we are actively working with regional healthcare authorities to ensure the best practices in health and safety are provided to our industry partners. So, breathe easy knowing that your health and the wellness of our hospitality industry employees is top of mind for us. We hope you enjoy your experience in Coastal Mississippi, when the time is right for you to visit.  

“The launching of an official Coastal Mississippi Promise not only reinforces the importance of the vital steps that our industry partners are taking to ensure employee and visitor safety, but this also allows for potential visitors to make informed decisions when planning their visit to The Secret Coast,” said Milton Segarra, CEO of Coastal Mississippi. “We understand that our community is facing new challenges each day, and Coastal Mississippi is here to support our partners in the tourism and hospitality industry in their efforts as we rise up to our challenges together. We thank every single member of this wonderful community for everything they do to make our beautiful Secret Coast so special, and we truly believe that our strong community will emerge from this with an unmatched power to heal and rebuild together.”

Coastal Mississippi will continue in its endeavors to promote The Secret Coast and looks forward to welcoming many more visitors to discover the #MSCoastLife. To find out more, visit:


Coastal Mississippi is an organization charged with promoting South Mississippi as a tourism and convention destination worldwide. Its mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure, convention, sports and business visitors to the area. It is dedicated to maximizing the travel and tourism industry for South Mississippi.
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