Content Tagged 'tourism'

More Money Requested for Tourism
Tourism is a large economic driver for the state, particularly here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Video Video
Cleaning Up for Tourism
Today, beautification and tourism leaders met in Biloxi to discuss ways everyone can make our Coast beautiful. Video Video
Department Of Marine Resources Announced Plans to Build a Pier to Deer Island
Today, the secretary of state and the Department of Marine Resources shared details to build a pier that will give everyone access to this historic barrier island Video Video
July 4th Weekend Sparks Tourism
For the Fourth of July weekend, business picked back up to normal. Video Video
Ocean Springs to Allow Short Term Rentals
An ordinance to regulate short term rentals is finally in place in Ocean Springs. But not everyone is on board with the idea. Video Video
City Plans to Open a Waterpark Resort on Casino Magic Property
Since Hurricane Katrina, the property where Casino Magic once was has sat dormant, but today plans were brought forth to bring it back to life. Video Video
Shrimping Season Brings Tourists to the Gulf Coast
The shrimp boats returned to their docks today, heavy with Mississippi Gulf Coast shrimp, and dozens of locals and tourists made their way to the harbor to take home some of the best the Gulf Coast has to offer. Video Video
National Tourism Week
This week is National Travel and Tourism Week, which is important to us here on the coast as a tourist destination. 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
Jackson County Voters Have Approved the Tourism Tax
Jackson County voters have approved a 2% tourism tax. Residents took to the polls today on the issue, which received an overwhelming support by voters. Roughly 71% were in favor versus 28.89% against it. Video Video
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
Tourism Tax Looks to Increase Visitors to the Coast
Tourism is an important part of the Gulf Coast’s economy and a proposed tax in Jackson County will help more people than ever before find their way to South Mississippi as a vacation destination. Video Video
State of Gaming in Mississippi
The state of tourism in Mississippi has been slowly fighting its way back ever since Hurricane Katrina and experts say things are looking up. Video Video
Tourism Tax Election Takes Place Tomorrow
Tomorrow, Jackson County residents will head to the polls to vote on a 2% tax on tourism. 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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cruisin' the Coast Activities Continue for Tourists & Locals
Another day means another full lineup for Cruisin’ the Coast. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mississippi Shines at Governors' Conference
Mississippi has often struggled with a misconceived image across America. Video Video
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
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
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
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
Slavic Invitational Golf Tournament Kicks Off Thursday
Thursday kicks off the 40th Annual Slavic Invitational Golf Tournament in south Mississippi. 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 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
Gulf Islands Water Park Wraps Up Their Summer Season
Labor Day marks the last day of operation for many seasonal businesses. Video Video
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