“Wow! That’s how I feel when I talk about Coastal Mississippi.”
Bert Wells, CEO of Sugar Bert Boxing Promotions, held the Green Belt Challenge Tournament in Coastal Mississippi early 2020 and has plans to hold another tournament in the area in 2021. Wells was kind enough to share a little bit about his experience planning an event in Coastal Mississippi.
“Coastal Mississippi has a lot to offer.” When asked why he chose Coastal Mississippi, Bert explained that the family-friendly activities and affordability made it the perfect place for his amateur sporting event, which doesn’t just draw athletes, but the friends and family who come to cheer them on.
Wells called Coastal Mississippi a “playcation destination” with plenty of activities for all ages to enjoy, including the beaches, casinos, shopping, and restaurants. He noted that attendees appreciated the affordable prices at restaurants and hotels, in addition to free parking and a lack of additional charges that one might find in other destinations. Several attendees even extended their stay by a few days to enjoy all that the destination had to offer!
When selecting destinations for his tournaments, Wells keeps accessibility top of mind. Attendees come from all over - including nearby states, faraway cities, and international destinations. Wells highlighted that the destination had easy access by car and plane, with multiple options for travelers. For those arriving by plane, the short ride from the airport to hotels added to the overall convenience.
Finally, Wells credited his great relationship with local partners for his decision to return to the destination in the future. “It was a great group of people to work with at the convention center as well as through the CVB,” Wells shared, when discussing the planning that went into holding his event. “Planners can expect great communication.”
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