Gulf Coast News Releases

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

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

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 destination with an energized,

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,

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

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