Content Tagged 'tourism'

Gulfport Alley to be Transformed Into Artsy Destination
Tuesday, the Gulfport City Council gave city developers the green light to move forward with a project they're tentatively calling Fishbone Alley. Video Video
Gulfport-Biloxi Airport Partners with Seasonal Air Service
A new seasonal airline service from Minnesota could bring more visitors to the Gulf Coast. Video Video
Gulf Coast CVB Aims to Expand Tourism on the Coast
The Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau (C.V.B.) is currently underfunded and trying to expand its efforts from primarily Harrison County to both Hancock and Jackson Counties. Video Video
Locals Take Home Coveted Covey Awards Tues. Night
Men and women all arrived in their best attire, excited for the awards to get started. Video Video
Moss Point Considers Hotel Tax to Give Jackson Co. a Say in Coast Tourism
A vote from the Moss Point City Council could eventually affect anyone traveling to Jackson County. Video Video
Observer's Covey Awards Take Place at the Beau Tues. Night
The awards show takes place each year, where the locals choose the best talent, food, and services the Gulf Coast has to offer. Video Video
Ocean Springs Unveiling App to Increase Tourism
Dining, nightlife, and shopping are just some of the things that will be available on a new app that will help connect tourists and residents to everything Ocean Springs has to offer. Video Video
Biloxi City Council Discusses Improvements to Vieux Marche
The Biloxi City Council held a special meeting Tuesday to discuss road improvements in the Vieux Marche. Video Video
Ocean Springs Looks to Build More Hotels
The City of Ocean Springs is home to only three major hotels, limiting visitors to places near downtown. Video Video
Sugar Bowl Brings Large Crowd of Tourists to the Coast
The Sugar Bowl kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, but in Mississippi, the tourism industry is already feeling the benefits of the game. Video Video
Hotels & Casinos are Busy with New Year's & Sugar Bowl
With New Year's Eve coming up Wednesday night, and the Sugar Bowl Thursday night, hotels and casinos are filling up with out of town guests. Video Video
Gulf Coast C.V.B. Offers Sugar Bowl Packages for January
The Gulf Coast is known for its many attractions, but sometimes, a nearby event comes along that's just too sweet to pass up, Sugar Bowl sweet. Video Video
'Shrimp Signs' Pop Up Around the Coast to Direct Visitors
Drivers on Highway 90 in Hancock County may have noticed round, numbered signs branded with shrimp at most intersections. Those signs are now popping up in Gulfport, pointing the way to Coast attractions. Video Video
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi to Add Half Shell Oyster House
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is topping the charts again by adding a hit restaurant, Half Shell Oyster House, renown throughout the southeast.
Birding Trail Kiosks Added to Welcome Centers in MS
The Audubon's electronic birding trail kiosk made its debut in two Mississippi welcome centers Tuesday. Video Video
Biloxi Visitors Center is Booming w/ More Visitors Than Ever
When you walk through the doors of the Biloxi Visitors Center, you can't help but get a feel for what the city is all about. Video Video
More and More Filmmakers Come to the Gulf Coast
Filmmakers are moving out of Hollywood, and many of them moving towards the Gulf Coast. Video Video
Gov. Bryant Pushes for More Tourism Money in State Budget
Tourism is a large part of what drives the Gulf Coast's economy and is important to many local business owners. Video Video
Gulfport Looks to Increase Sports Tourism in the City
The City of Gulfport has a $10 million bond to use and is looking into ways to cash in on this need for sports destinations. Video Video
Some Cruisers Feel They're Not Welcome at the Mall
Some cruisers have complained they are no longer welcome at the Edgewater Mall in Biloxi. Video Video
Cruisin' the Coast Activities Continue for Tourists & Locals
Another day means another full lineup for Cruisin’ the Coast. Video Video
Long Beach Holds 18th Annual Cruisin' the Coast Parade
Eighteen years is a long time, but that's how long the parade of cars in Long Beach has been going, and like many of the cars, it just gets better with age. Video Video
Long Beach Holds Cruisin' the Coast Parade
Long Beach kicked off its Cruisin’ festivities with their annual parade, and it was the place to be to see over 600 classic cars in action. Video Video
Thousands Come to Town for Cruisin' the Coast
Thousands of classic car enthusiasts have come to south Mississippi for this year’s Cruisin’ the Coast. Video Video
Comfort Inn & Suites Coming to Biloxi Beach
The City of Biloxi is still down 3,000 hotel rooms since Hurricane Katrina, but that is soon to change. Video Video
New Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel Opens in Gulfport
The brand new Hampton Inn and Suites in Gulfport, located near Anchor Square, opened its doors this week. Video Video
Mississippi Shines at Governors' Conference
Mississippi has often struggled with a misconceived image across America. Video Video
Slavic Invitational Golf Tournament Kicks Off Thursday
Thursday kicks off the 40th Annual Slavic Invitational Golf Tournament in south Mississippi. Video Video
Biloxi Expands with More Attractions on the Way
As the City of Biloxi expands its tourist attractions with amenities such as the baseball stadium and a possible theme park, the need for additional hotel rooms is at an all-time high. Video Video
Commercial Development on Coast at All-Time High Since Katrina
Commercial development on the Coast is at an all-time high since Hurricane Katrina, and many local officials believe there is more to come. Video Video
Destination Downtown to be Held in Ocean Springs
Main Street directors, board members, volunteers, and other downtown enthusiasts are invited to Ocean Springs on Sept. 15th-17th for a regional Main Street conference, presented by the Mississippi Main Street Association (M.M.S.A.).
Biloxi Visitors Center Gets Some Labor Day Tourism
Coast beaches were full of visitors Monday, but not everyone spent time on the sand, as the Biloxi Visitors Center also saw its share of visitors. Video Video
Ohr O'Keefe Museum Offers Free Admission for Labor Day
It was a busy day at the Ohr O'Keefe Museum this Labor Day. Video Video
Beach Vendors Get Some Business for Labor Day
There wasn't a lot of labor going on at our Coast beaches, but beach vendors were out earning money Monday. Video Video
Gulf Islands Water Park Wraps Up Their Summer Season
Labor Day marks the last day of operation for many seasonal businesses. Video Video
Biloxi Baseball Team Expected to Bring Revenue to Coast
While fans are excited to see baseball in Biloxi, the benefits of a having a team extend further than that. Video Video
Gulf Coast Gears Up for Increased Tourism for Labor Day
According to AAA, next weekend a record number of people are expected to hit the road for the Labor Day holiday weekend. Video Video
MS Gaming Commission Gives Diamondhead Green Light on Casino
The Mississippi Gaming Commission has given the Diamondhead Casino Corporation the green light to build a new casino. Video Video
MS Gulf Coast Experiences High Tourism Numbers
While Biloxi is ranked one of the top places to live, the Mississippi Gulf Coast in general is also a great place to visit. Video Video
Biloxi Named Hottest Spot to Live in Mississippi
Movoto, an online real estate brokerage firm out of California, has placed Biloxi at the top of the most exciting places to live in Mississippi, according to their most recent survey. Video Video
Ocean Springs to be Featured on Natl. Television
The City of Ocean Spring will be featured on national TV this Sunday. Video Video
Margaritaville Closing Has Business Owners Worried
With the news of Margaritaville closing in less than 60 days, many business owners on the Coast are worried. Video Video
Biloxi Hopes for Baseball Stadium to Revitalize Downtown
In many ways, Biloxi has had a slow economic recovery since Hurricane Katrina. So many businesses in the downtown area are counting on the baseball stadium coming to Biloxi. Video Video
Ocean Springs July Sidewalk Sale Uptown, Downtown, All Around Town Set for July 25th & 26th
The local businesses of Ocean Springs downtown, uptown, all around town will take part in the annual July Sidewalk Sale on Friday, July 25th and Saturday, July 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. offering great shopping sales, drink specials, and more.
M.D.M.R. Adds Days to Recreational Snapper Season
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (M.D.M.R.) held a special meeting Thursday to discuss adding days to the recreational red snapper season. Video Video
Mississippi Gulf Seafood Trail Begins
The Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association (M.H.R.A.) announced the creation of the Mississippi Gulf Seafood Trail to promote Coast restaurants that serve our Gulf seafood. Video Video
Thousands of Dead Fish on Beaches from Shrimp Season
With thousands of tourists expected to be on the Gulf Coast this weekend, our beaches should be lined with people, but some beach spots are a little fishy. Video Video
Authentic Gulf Seafood & Coast Restaurants Celebrated on New MS Gulf Seafood Trail
The Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association (M.H.R.A.) has announced the creation of the Mississippi Gulf Seafood Trail to promote Coast restaurants that serve wild-caught shrimp, crab, oysters, and fin fish dishes on their menus.
Gulfport-Biloxi Airport Hoping for a Busy Summer Season
The Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport is gearing up for increased business, and more business means larger airplanes. Video Video
Gulfport-Biloxi Airport Planning for Busy Summer Season
The Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport is gearing up for increased business for the spring and summer seasons. Video Video
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