Gulf Coast News Releases

Coastal Mississippi Celebrates First Anniversary

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi Celebrates First Anniversary COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (March 11, 2020) – 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 a year ago on March 11, 2019. One year later, the future for the travel and tourism industry in

Coastal Mississippi Hosts Free Grow With Google Seminar

Monday, March 9, 2020 8:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi Hosts Free Grow With Google Seminar COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (March 9, 2020) – Coastal Mississippi is hosting a free Grow With Google seminar, which will provide information to The Secret Coast’s hundreds of hoteliers, restaurant-owners, and small business owners on how to maximize their business visibility online, providing the resources and tools to reach online verification through Google. Speaker Dave Delaney will share best

Coastal Mississippi Tourism: Best January in Four Years

Thursday, February 27, 2020 11:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi Tourism: Best January in Four Years COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (February 27, 2020) – Coastal Mississippi, the destination marketing organization for the State’s tri-county coastal region, has released tourism numbers for the month of January, which are the most successful the region has seen in four years. The historical key performance indicator (KPI) comparison for January in the last four years shows increases in all indicators

HSMAI Honors Coastal Mississippi with Adrian Award for Outstanding Travel Marketing

Friday, February 7, 2020 8:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com HSMAI HONORS COASTAL MISSISSIPPI WITH ADRIAN AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING TRAVEL MARKETING COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (February 7, 2020) – The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) has honored Coastal Mississippi and its advertising agency of record, PETERMAYER, with a Bronze Adrian Award for advertising excellence for its winning entry in the 63rd annual Adrian Awards. The HSMAI Adrian Awards recognize hospitality brands and

Coastal Mississippi: Plan for Vacation Day

Monday, January 27, 2020 12:00 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi: Plan for Vacation Day COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (January 27, 2020)- As we get ready to celebrate and promote National Plan For Vacation Day on January 28, and with 2020 in full swing, Coastal Mississippi would like to share some key tourism numbers from 2019: Average Daily Rate (ADR) increased to $88, which is a 7% increase from 2018. Occupancy rates were up to 73.4%, and demand for rooms was also up to 4,031 million rooms in

Development in Coastal Mississippi

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:00 AM

COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (January 14, 2020) – Coastal Mississippi looks forward to a pivotal year for development and economic growth in the tri-county region. With a substantial amount of private sector investments (almost $750 million in industry projects in development) and impending disbursements, such as funding from the Gulf Coast Restoration Fund and Gulf of Mexico Security Act (GOMESA), Coastal Mississippi is looking at an extremely prosperous year ahead. The Secret Coast is eagerly anticipating the completion of several major developments,

Future of Coastal Mississippi Tourism Annual Update

Friday, November 8, 2019 8:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Future of Coastal Mississippi Tourism Annual Update COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (November 8, 2019) – Coastal Mississippi, the destination marketing organization for the tri-county coastal region, held its Future of Tourism Annual Update at Centennial Plaza on Thursday, November 7, 2019. The resounding message: the future is looking extremely bright for the travel and tourism industry on The Secret Coast. Coastal Mississippi’s CEO, Milton Segarra,

Coastal Mississippi Hosts Customer Advisory Board

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 3:00 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi Hosts Customer Advisory Board COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (October 16, 2019) – Coastal Mississippi will be hosting a Customer Advisory Board, comprised of 13 hospitality industry leaders from across the US. This initiative is taking place one year after the inaugural Customer Advisory Board, and these experienced industry professionals will be participating in meetings across the tri-county region over the next three days. These

Coastal Mississippi Wins 2019 ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Award

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi Wins 2019 ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Award COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (October 9, 2019) – Coastal Mississippi was honored with a 2019 Readers’ Choice Award, presented by the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South. Since the award’s creation in 2001, this is the seventh time that Coastal Mississippi has received this award and it is one of only 15 total

Water Contact Warnings Lifted in Coastal Mississippi

Monday, October 7, 2019 8:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 601-750-8372 anna@coastalmississippi.com Water Contact Warnings Lifted in Coastal Mississippi COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (October 5, 2019) – The mainland beach water contact warnings across Coastal Mississippi have been lifted. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued a statement on October 4, stating that, through its beach monitoring program, water contact warnings have been lifted for all 21 standard beach segments as well as the four nonstandard segments

Celebrate World Tourism Day with Coastal Mississippi: Friday, September 27, 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Celebrate World Tourism Day with Coastal Mississippi: Friday, September 27, 2019 COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (September 26, 2019) – Join Coastal Mississippi in celebrating World Tourism Day, taking place on Friday, September 27, 2019! World Tourism Day is commemorated each year on September 27, with celebrations led by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Its purpose is to foster awareness among the global community of tourism’s

Coastal Mississippi Wins Best Social Media Strategy and Mississippi Research-In-Action Awards

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 3:00 PM

COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (September 24, 2019) – Coastal Mississippi was honored with the Best Social Media Strategy Award and 2019 Mississippi Research-In-Action Award at this year’s Governor’s Conference on Tourism, held in Columbus, Mississippi. The regional convention & visitors bureau also took home the Travel Media Award on behalf of Charles McCool of McCool Travel, who had also been nominated by Coastal Mississippi. According to the Mississippi Tourism Association, Coastal Mississippi was awarded the Best Social Media Strategy Award due to its

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.com 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

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