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. The Gulf Coast is a popular tourist destination for the three day holiday weekend, especially as one south Mississippi casino ups the ante for holiday travelers.

Labor Day weekend is a week away, but local hotels and resorts have already started planning, and if you haven’t booked your room yet, you may be out of luck. Kennedy Smith, the Vice President of Marketing for Harrah’s Gulf Coast, says, "We’re going to be at capacity. We’re still holding a few rooms for some of our best customers. It’s going to be packed here as I expect it to be all along the Gulf Coast."

The AAA 2014 Labor Day travel forecast predicts the largest holiday travel volume since 2008, when the recession prevented many from excess spending. We can expect some of these travelers to be coming our way, but what makes Biloxi attractive to vacationers? Smith also says, "There’s so many amenities. Obviously we’ve got the water, the casinos, golf courses. This is a natural for people looking to have a weekend of relaxation."

In Mississippi, the summer is just starting to heat up, but the summer vacation season is winding down. Harrah’s in Biloxi is planning to help vacationers have one last hurrah this upcoming Labor Day weekend."

Smith closes, "We’re doing the Elton John Tribute Band in the casino Saturday night. We’ll have entertainment out here at the pool deck as well as Mix and Mingle which is our lobby lounge."

Harrah’s is also giving away a Ford F-150 on Saturday to any registered member of their Players Club. With so much going on, Biloxi is set up to be an exciting destination for Labor Day weekend.

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