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

Monday, July 17, 2017 9:00 AM

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 39 th 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’

Monday, July 17, 2017 8:00 AM

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 21 st 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.…

Spot a Shrimp, Use the My Gulf Coast App

Thursday, May 11, 2017 8:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MAY 11, 2017 Erin Rosetti Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 erin@gulfcoast.org Spot a Shrimp, Use the My Gulf Coast App Discover your next great memory on the Mississippi Gulf Coast Mississippi Gulf Coast, Miss. – Still wondering about the curious Shrimp Signs along Highway 90 intersections? Haven’t received a definitive answer from anyone throughout the region? Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast is here to help! In celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week, taking place May 7-13, the Mississippi Gulf Coast now has a free travel app available…

Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast Announces New Team Members April 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 11:00 AM

April 4, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Erin Kenna Rosetti Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 erin@gulfcoast.org Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast Announces New Team Members Mississippi Gulf Coast, Miss. – The regional destination marketing organization charged with promoting tourism within Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties in Mississippi announced its newest team members this week. Kaylie Bacon Holley joined as the national sales manager. Holley will be assisting the Sales Team by coordinating programs that will showcase the area as a desirable and valued meeting location to a…

FOUR FINALISTS ANNOUNCED IN EFFORT TO NAME OFFICIAL COCKTAIL OF THE MISSISSIPPI COAST

Monday, April 3, 2017 10:00 AM

March 31, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brooke Goff (601) 852-3463 brooke@eatcities.com FOUR FINALISTS ANNOUNCED IN EFFORT TO NAME OFFICIAL COCKTAIL OF THE MISSISSIPPI COAST MISSISSIPPI COAST - Four locals have been selected as finalists in the competition to at last establish the “Official Cocktail of the Mississippi Coast.” From a field of over 20 qualifying cocktail recipe entries, the creators of the four finalist cocktail recipes are as follows: Debbie Davis from The Sycamore House in Bay St. Louis Jessy Gazaway from Patio 44 in Biloxi William Hennis from Murky Waters BBQ &…

2017 HOME TEAM TOUR THOMAS RHETT

Friday, March 3, 2017 10:00 AM

With "a sky-rocketing Country career” (TODAY), Thomas Rhett recently earned his seventh career No. One with the fastest-rising single of his career “Star Of The Show,” featured on his sophomore album TANGLED UP DELUXE (The Valory Music Co.), the track was co-written by Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip, and is the fourth to take the top position off his PLATINUM certified release. Filled with party anthems, dance tunes, drinking songs and love ballads, the 18-track TANGLED UP DELUXE (The Valory Music Co.) also includes his 2X PLATINUM Grammy-nominated six-week…

Two-Time Major Champion John Daly Commits to 2017 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic

Thursday, February 9, 2017 12:00 PM

Two-Time Major Champion John Daly Commits to 2017 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Volunteer Registration is Open Now with Complimentary Volunteer Package   Mississippi Gulf Coast –The Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic (MGRC) announced that John Daly has committed to the 2017 tournament, his first appearance on the Mississippi Gulf Coast since joining the PGA TOUR Champions. Daly, who is beginning his second season on Tour, is a two-time major champion, winning the 1995 British Open and the 1991 PGA Championship. He turned 50 just after last year’s MGRC. In addition, volunteer…

Ocean Springs Featured in Where to Retire Magazine

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           Contact : Carlee Mausner cmausner@WhereToRetire.com (713) 974-6903 Houston, TX (Feb. 7, 2017) – Ocean Springs, MS, has been selected a top retirement destination by Where to Retire , the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. Ocean Springs is profiled in a feature titled “8 Delightful Downtown Cities” in the March/April 2017 issue, available nationwide on Feb. 14. Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said many relocating retirees choose a…

The Biloxi Boat Show to be held February 10-12, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 10:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Biloxi Boat Show  February 10-12, 2017 Mississippi Coast Coliseum Friday, February 10 th 12 noon – 8pm, Saturday, February 11 th 10am – 8pm, Sunday, February 12 th 10am – 5pm Adult admission: $8 Children 12 and under FREE   The 60 th annual Boat Show will be held at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum February 10-12, 2017 and will feature an impressive selection of the new 2017 boat models and manufacturers for sale all in one place for easy comparison shopping.  The show offers resources for onsite financing, electronics, fishing gear,…

EXPLORE MISSISSIPPI DURING THE BICENTENNIAL YEAR WITH THE OFFICIAL “BUCKET LIST”

Thursday, January 12, 2017 2:00 PM

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brooke Goff (601) 852-3463 brooke@eatcities.com EXPLORE MISSISSIPPI DURING THE BICENTENNIAL YEAR WITH THE OFFICIAL “BUCKET LIST” MISSISSIPPI -- For locals and visitors seeking to explore the best of authentic Mississippi in 2017, the creators of Eat Jackson , Eat MS Coast and Eat Y’all present the MISSISSIPPI LIST ( MississippiList.com ), released today. The MISSISSIPPI LIST is a Mississippi adventurer’s “Bucket List for the year” featuring 201 of the best places to eat, stay and play across the state,…

THE “I LOVE THE 90’s” TOUR COMING TO MISSISSIPPI COAST COLISEUM!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 11:00 AM

THE “I LOVE THE 90’s” TOUR COMING TO MISSISSIPPI COAST COLISEUM! Featuring Vanilla Ice, Salt-N-Pepa, Color Me Badd, Coolio, Young MC & Tone Loc ************************************************************************************ Saturday, July 8th Doors: 6:30pm | Show: 7:30pm TICKETS ON-SALE AT 10AM FRIDAY, JANUARY 13TH Ticket locations The inaugural edition of I Love The ’90s Tour invites attendees to reminisce about the trend-setting decade with some of the most iconic, indelible names in rap, hip hop and R&B. Vanilla Ice, Salt N Pepa with Spinderella, Color…

Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort President and CEO LuAnn Pappas Named in Global Gaming Business 25 People

Thursday, January 5, 2017 2:00 PM

For Immediate Release: For additional information: Rachel Walklet, Advertising Manager Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort (228) 392-1889 ext. 1027   Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort President and CEO LuAnn Pappas Named in Global Gaming Business 25 People to Watch 2017 January 5, 2017 – Luann Pappas, CEO of Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort, has been named “One of 25 People to Watch 2017” by Global Gaming Business Magazine (GGB) in its January 2017 issue. The list includes gaming industry executives and influencers worldwide. Pappas, who has served in her current capacity since the…

Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Returns for Eighth Year

Monday, December 5, 2016 1:00 PM

Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Returns for Eighth Year Official Public Schedule of Events Announced Mississippi Gulf Coast –The eighth annual Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic is scheduled to take place March 30-April 2 at Fallen Oak in Biloxi. Tickets are $15 and will go on sale after the first of the year and can be purchased online at www.2017MGRC.com or by calling the tournament office at (228) 896-6365. Children 16 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult and all active and retired military and their families are admitted free with a military issued identification card.…

SportsEvents: Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast 2017 Readers' Choice Award Winner

Friday, December 2, 2016 9:00 AM

GULF SHORES, Ala.—SportsEvents Media Group, the leading industry publication focused exclusively on helping sports event planners produce excellent competitions in the United States, has announced the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau as one of its 2017 Readers’ Choice Award winners. Winners will be announced in the January 2017 issue of SportsEvents. Sports event professionals were asked to nominate destinations and sports venues that they believe display exemplary creativity and professionalism toward the groups they host. Nominations were received…

Press Release: Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast Is Honored With ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’ Choice

Thursday, November 3, 2016 3:00 PM

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Ashley Brokowsky, Content Coordinator ConventionSouth abrokowsky@coveypubs.com (800) 968-0712 www.conventionsouth.com Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast Is Honored With ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’ Choice Award GULF SHORES, Ala. (Oct. 19, 2016)—It is with honor that the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, present Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast with a 2016 Readers’ Choice Award. “ConventionSouth readers and fans have voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and…

Brothers of Craft: The Art of Peter, Walter and “Mac” Anderson Exhibition opening Thursday, October

Thursday, September 29, 2016 3:05 PM

Contact: Corey Christy Director of Development 228-872-3164 development@walterandersonmuseum.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brothers of Craft: The Art of Peter, Walter and “Mac” Anderson Exhibition opening Thursday, October 13 th Ocean Springs, September 29, 2016 (Press Release) – On October 13 th from 5:30-7:30pm, the Walter Anderson Museum of Art will be hosting the opening reception for our next major exhibit . This exhibition features the three brothers who began the artistic legacy which is today known as Shearwater.  Peter, Walter, and James McConnell,…

Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast Awarded at 2016 Governor’s Conference on Tourism

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:33 PM

September 20, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Erin Kenna Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 erin@gulfcoast.org Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast Awarded at 2016 Governor’s Conference on Tourism Natchez, Miss. – Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast  (VMGC), the official destination marketing organization for South Mississippi, received Tourism Office of the Year for budgets exceeding $750,000 and Social Media Strategy of the Year on Tuesday, September 20, at the 2016 Governor’s Conference on Tourism hosted by the Mississippi Tourism Association. These awards add to the…

Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast is Tourism Office of the Year

Friday, September 9, 2016 8:32 AM

September 9, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Erin Kenna Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 erin@gulfcoast.org Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast is Tourism Office of the Year Birmingham, Ala. – The regional destination marketing organization charged with promoting tourism for Mississippi’s three coastal counties was chosen as the Tourism Office of the Year at the Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Fall Forum on September 8, 2016.    Each year, STS recognizes one destination marketing organization with the Tourism Office of the Year Shining Example Award for budgets exceeding…

Press Release: Two Diamondhead, MS Golf Pros Awarded Top Honors by the Gulf States PGA

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 10:41 AM

Nancy Perkins, Sales & Marketing Director Diamondhead Country Club & Property Owners Association 7610 Country Club Circle Diamondhead, MS 39525 228 255-1900 ext. 101 September 7, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Two Diamondhead, MS Golf Pros Awarded Top Honors by the Gulf States PGA Chris Altese, PGA, Director of Golf and Hoppy Smith, PGA, Director of Training and Player Development have been selected as recipients of the 2016 Gulf States PGA Youth Player Development Award and Teacher of the Year respectively. Smith has been a PGA member since 1996 and a Diamondhead Country Club staff member…

VISIT MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST ACHIEVES INDUSTRY ACCREDITATION IN DESTINATION MARKETING

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:51 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8/17/16 Erin Kenna           Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast 228-388-2993 erin@gulfcoast.org VISIT MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST ACHIEVES Industry Accreditation IN Destination Management and Marketing Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast successfully achieves industry accreditation, demonstrating mastery of key principles of destination management and marketing. Mississippi Gulf Coast – Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast was awarded accreditation with the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) seal by Destination Marketing Association International…

Adventure Cycling Announces First-Ever Bike Your Park Day

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 1:13 PM

Adventure Cycling Announces First-Ever Bike Your Park Day Registration is now open for a national event on September 24, 2016, for people of all ages and abilities to discover their parks and public lands by bicycle. MISSOULA, MONT., January 12, 2016 —Adventure Cycling Association today announced the inaugural  Bike Your Park Day , which will inspire and empower thousands of people to bike in or to a national park, state park, wildlife refuge, or other public lands on the same day — September 24, 2016. Anyone interested in participating can now  register  and…

The Blind Tiger coming to The Great Lawn at Harrah’s Gulf Coast

Friday, August 5, 2016 10:08 AM

The Blind Tiger coming to The Great Lawn at Harrah’s Gulf Coast The open-air bar and restaurant will bring a fresh dynamic to the resort’s impressive catalog of award-winning amenities and will add to the growing excitement and energy taking place in East Biloxi Biloxi, Miss. (August 5, 2016) – Harrah’s Gulf Coast will soon offer another enticing draw to its resort when The Blind Tiger opens on The Great Lawn. The laidback, open-air bar and restaurant that has garnered a large, loyal fan base of food lovers at their Bay St. Louis location, has partnered with the…

Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast Announces New Team Members

Monday, July 18, 2016 11:30 AM

July 18, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Erin Kenna Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 erin@gulfcoast.org Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast Announces New Team Members Mississippi Gulf Coast, Miss. – The regional destination marketing organization charged with promoting tourism within Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties in Mississippi announced its newest team members this week. Ari Strutton joins as destination services coordinator, supporting the organization by enhancing group experiences and by providing support for all sales efforts. Kristen Livingston serves as leisure group…

Sun Herald: New members named to Coast tourism board

Friday, July 8, 2016 10:03 AM

New members named to Coast tourism board Sun Herald Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast has two new board members and two returning commissioners on its board. LuAnn Pappas, CEO at Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort in D’Iberville, has been appointed by Harrison County. She replaces Jeff Descher. Nikki Moon, owner of Bay Town Inn Bed and Breakfast, was appointed by Hancock County, replacing Jimmie Ladner. Rich Westfall with Charter Bank was reappointed by Jackson County, and IP Casino Resort General Manager Duncan McKenzie was reappointed by Harrison County. The commission promotes tourism across the…