tourism

Coastal Mississippi CEO Segarra resigns from post

Coastal Mississippi CEO Milton Segarra has tendered his resignation. Segarra, who came aboard to lead the tourism group in 2017, said in a statement released Thursday night that his resignation is effective Oct. 15, 2021. "I would like to first…

Coastal Mississippi wins industry website award

Coastal Mississippi has been awarded the gold dotCOMM award for best travel website. The Coastal Mississippi website (www.coastalmississippi.com) is developed and managed in conjunction with Simpleview, the travel and tourism industry's leading provider of CRM, CMS, website design, digital marketing,…

Gulf Coast tourism on the rise

It looks like tourism is booming on the Gulf Coast. Coastal Mississippi says the tri-county coastal region is experiencing a major rise in visitation and a vast increase in 2021…

MS: Top travel spending market in U.S. for 2020

Despite COVID drawback and across the board hits to tourism across the nation, Coastal Mississippi has been placed as one of the highest performing destinations in the nation last year. Coastal Mississippi’s recovery plan helped to continue…

Governor’s Conference on Tourism

The tourism industry was hit hard during the global pandemic. The 2020 Governor’s Conference on Tourism has a plan to bring back tourism in our state. Travel all over the world has reduced due to safety measures…

Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes weighs in on 2020

Across the Coast and beyond, 2020 has presented all-around challenges, sparing no city or government, something two-term Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes knows all too well, but the mayor sees light in the tunnel: harbor lights, camera lights, and much more…

Biloxi leaders discuss new Broadwater resort

Excitement is building over a new development primed to bring jobs and more entertainment to the Coast. State, local, and county officials gathered at the Biloxi Visitor’s Center for an announcement that Mayor Andrew ‘FoFo’ Gilich says can be transformational…

Hotel Legends holds grand opening in Biloxi

What used to be an eyesore for Biloxi has now flourished into a golden age of Hollywood Hotel. Hotel Legends had its official opening at 2 p.m. today. After about five years of development, Hotel Legends is finally open to…

Mississippi Aquarium opened Saturday

After years of anticipation, the Mississippi Aquarium opened its doors Saturday to the public for the first time ever. Saturday, the public was finally able to venture inside the long-awaited Mississippi Aquarium and have a proper housewarming for the new…

Jeepin’ the Coast unofficially rolled along the Coast

While Jeepin’ the Coast 2020 was officially canceled due to concerns of COVID-19, jeeps from around the country still flooded the Coast this weekend. The normally four day event celebrating the love of all things Jeep went on unofficially. Saturday,…

Beating the heat at the beach

With July 4th just around the corner, tourists and locals will be making their way down to the beach to celebrate Independence Day and cool off. Fourth of July on the Coast means barbecues, fireworks, tourists, and this year, sweltering…

Bringing tourism back to Ocean Springs

Did you know that over 50 percent of the business in Ocean Springs is tourist traffic? So, to help out the small businesses in the community, Ocean Springs will be debuting a new tourism commercial today. The employees over at…

COVID-19 hits tourism industry hard

The Mississippi Gulf Coast relies heavily on the tourism industry to drive its economy and now the Coast is taking a huge hit thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. When you think of tourism in South Mississippi you think casinos, beaches,…