Gulf Coast News Releases

Nikki Moon Appointed as President of Coastal Mississippi Board of Commissioners

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 10:00 AM

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

Coastal Mississippi announces Patrick Clay as Digital Content Manager

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 1:00 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi announces Patrick Clay as Digital Content Manager COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (August 6, 2019) – Coastal Mississippi has announced its latest addition to the Coastal Mississippi Communications and Engagement Department: Patrick Clay, Digital Content Manager. The Coastal Mississippi Communications and Engagement Department is charged with the following: showcasing the vivid, varied character of coastal life through the development

Water conditions will not dampen your fun in Coastal Mississippi

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 11:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Water conditions will not dampen your fun in Coastal Mississippi COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (June 26, 2019) – Coastal Mississippi is actively working with agencies dedicated to monitoring the conditions of the Mississippi Sound. The safety of visitors and residents is of the utmost importance, and the official destination marketing organization for the region is dedicated to providing the most timely and accurate information to travelers. As the

The Secret Coast Summer Savings

Thursday, June 20, 2019 1:00 PM

Coastal Mississippi announces exclusive offers to celebrate the first day of summer COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (June 21, 2019) – School is out, the temperature is rising, and vacation is top of mind. It’s officially summertime and a visit to Coastal Mississippi’s collection of vibrant communities along 62 miles of scenic shoreline should be at the top of your list. Under-the-radar enough to avoid crowds, but brimming with activities for every traveler, there’s never been a better time to visit this hidden gem – also known as The Secret Coast! To

Coastal Mississippi’s Beau Rivage Wins Atlanta Food & Wine Festival’s PNC “Best of Fest” Competition

Friday, June 7, 2019 9:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi’s Beau Rivage Wins Atlanta Food & Wine Festival’s PNC “Best of Fest” Competition COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (June 7, 2019) – The ninth annual Atlanta Food & Wine Festival (AFWF) has announced that Beau Rivage Resort & Casino’s Executive Chef Kristian Wade is this year’s winner of the PNC “Best of the Fest” competition. As part of a collaborative effort between Coastal Mississippi, Visit Mississippi, and…

Rob Stinson Appointed to Coastal Mississippi Board of Commissioners

Monday, June 3, 2019 8:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Rob Stinson Appointed to Coastal Mississippi Board of Commissioners COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (June 3, 2019) – Coastal Mississippi has announced the appointment of Rob Stinson to its Board of Commissioners by the Harrison County Board of Supervisors. Appointed by Supervisor Beverly Martin, Stinson joins his fellow Coastal Mississippi commissioners – charged with overseeing the promotion of the tri-county region as a tourism and convention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Coastal Mississippi Showcases The Secret Coast to Industry Professionals

Monday, May 20, 2019 12:00 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi Showcases The Secret Coast to Industry Professionals COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (May 20, 2019) – This week, Coastal Mississippi will be hosting three familiarization (FAM) trips, showcasing the region to media, meetings and conventions professionals, and leisure sales representatives from across the nation. Continuing the momentum since the launch of the destination’s new brand and campaign, Coastal Mississippi: The Secret

Bay St. Louis makes #5 spot in USA TODAY’s Best Small Coastal Town Competition

Friday, May 17, 2019 12:00 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.co m Bay St. Louis makes #5 spot in USA TODAY's Best Coastal Small Towns Competition COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (May 17, 2019) – Bay St. Louis has made the #5 spot in USA TODAY’S annual America's Best Small Towns competition for Best Small Coastal Town! Polls closed on Monday, May 6 at 11am CST, after a month of online voting. The winners were announced on 10Best.com on Friday, May 17. “Bay St. Louis plays an extremely important role in tourism in

Coastal Mississippi announces Erin Rosetti as Director of Communications and Engagement

Monday, April 29, 2019 10:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi announces Erin Rosetti as Director of Communications and Engagement COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (April 29, 2019) – Coastal Mississippi is doing things differently. After introducing a new brand and campaign, Coastal Mississippi: The Secret Coast, as well as a new business model, the destination marketing organization today announced an update to its structure. The Coastal Mississippi Communications and Engagement Department is

Coastal Mississippi – The Secret Coast

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 1:00 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi – The Secret Coast COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (March 12, 2019) – 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 at their brand launch event last night at Barksdale Pavilion in Gulfport, MS. Designed to truly reflect the

Longwoods International Report: Mississippi Gulf Coast Domestic Tourism Overview 2017

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 9:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@gulfcoast.org Longwoods International Report: Mississippi Gulf Coast Domestic Tourism Overview 2017 MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST (August 1, 2018) – Longwoods International has released its report providing an overview for the Mississippi Gulf Coast (MSGC) domestic tourism business in 2017. This study was commissioned by Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast, to provide the organization with more reliable data and current travel trends to the region, in order to determine an

Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast: Statement on Sports Betting Legalization

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 3:00 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@gulfcoast.org Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast: Statement on Sports Betting Legalization MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST (May 15, 2018) - The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uplift the ban on sports betting marks a pivotal moment in the gaming industry on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This ruling has put the tri-county region, and the state of Mississippi as a whole, on a level playing field with other great gaming destinations such as Las Vegas and Atlantic City, with the

USA TODAY: Best Small Towns Competition 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018 2:00 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@gulfcoast.org USA TODAY: Best Small Towns Competition 2018 MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST (May 10, 2018) – There are five days left to vote for Ocean Springs, which has been nominated in USA TODAY’S annual America's Best Small Towns competition for Best Small Coastal Town and Best Small Town Food Scene ! Over the past week, Ocean Springs has dropped in the rankings for both categories, so everyone is encouraged to vote daily, on as many electronic devices as possible, as

Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast: Key Performance Indicators

Monday, May 7, 2018 9:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@gulfcoast.org Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast: Key Performance Indicators MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST (May 7, 2018) – As we celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week, and with the first half of Fiscal Year 2018 behind us, Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast (VMGC) would like to share some key performance indicators from Q1 and Q2 of FY18, compared to those from Q1 and Q2 of FY17: Occupancy increased to 67.7% and the Average Daily Rate increased to $76.81, which generated a 9%

National Travel and Tourism Week: May 6-12, 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 9:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@gulfcoast.org National Travel and Tourism Week: May 6-12, 2018 MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST (May 2, 2018) – Join Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast in celebrating the 35th annual National Travel and Tourism Week, May 6-12 , 2018! During the first full week in May, communities nationwide unite to showcase the impact of travel to policymakers, business leaders and media with rallies, events and other activities. This year, the industry is coming together to recognize the many

Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast: RFQ – Advertising and Marketing Agency Services

Monday, April 2, 2018 8:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@gulfcoast.org Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast: RFQ – Advertising and Marketing Agency Services MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST (April 2, 2018) – Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast (VMGC) has sent out a Request for Qualifications, seeking to contract advertising and marketing services from qualified agencies with expertise in brand assessment, rebranding and complete brand overhaul. Joint ventures and strategic partnerships will also be considered. The desired agency’s strengths

Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast Announces New CEO

Monday, December 11, 2017 3:00 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bill Holmes, Sr. President, Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast Board 228-209-6666 Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast Announces New CEO Mississippi Gulf Coast, Miss. – The regional destination marketing organization charged with promoting tourism within Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties in Mississippi announced Mr. Milton Segarra as its new CEO this week.

Hurricane Nate Aftermath Update

Friday, October 13, 2017 11:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@gulfcoast.org Hurricane Nate Aftermath Update MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST (October 12, 2017) - We are grateful that Hurricane Nate's impact wasn’t as severe as anticipated and that our coastal communities saw a minimal amount of damage. As a coastal region that welcomes over 6 million visitors a year, we maintain a high level of advance preparedness for storms and a dedication to quickly resume operations afterward. Due to the hard work of our public officials and the

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. Travel industry experts select 20 events per month, and STS publicizes them throughout the…

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

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

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

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

SHUCKERS PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE FEATURES SOMETHING FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:00 AM

For Immediate Release Contact: Chris Harris – (228) 271-3464 February 28, 2017 SHUCKERS PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE FEATURES SOMETHING FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY Fun family entertainment, theme nights and premium giveaway items highlight promotional calendar BILOXI, MS – As Brewers prospect and Shuckers’ outfielder Brett Phillips chased down a possum last April at MGM Park, who would have ever guessed the moment might be commemorated with a one-of-a-kind fan giveaway! Well, wonder no more! The Biloxi Shuckers unveiled their full promotional calendar for

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