Articles tagged “mississippi”

U.S. Interior Secretary Asks Trump for New Civil Rights National Monument

U.S. Interior Secretary Asks Trump for New Civil Rights National Monument

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press

With national monument status, the Medgar Evers home could enjoy higher visitation and enrich Visit Mississippi's tourism assets, along with the forthcoming civil rights museum.

1 year ago

Mississippi City Lowers Confederate-Themed Flag to Better Attract Visitors

Mississippi City Lowers Confederate-Themed Flag to Better Attract Visitors

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press

Intolerance is bad for tourism. Just look at how much revenue North Carolina lost because of its 'bathroom bill.' Now that more jurisdictions are lowering their confederate flags, Mississippi could go a step further and start investing more in civil rights tourism.

1 year ago

The Rise of Civil Rights Tourism in America’s Deep South

The Rise of Civil Rights Tourism in America’s Deep South

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Historically, tourism in the Deep South steered clear of discussing slavery and Jim Crow, instead leaning on less contentious topics like country music and antebellum architecture. But now, civil rights museums are becoming an important part of the South's tourism landscape, even if many state tourism boards haven't gotten on the bandwagon.

2 years ago

‘Good Morning America’ Host Blasts Mississippi’s Anti-Gay Law, But Avoids Tourism Boycott

‘Good Morning America’ Host Blasts Mississippi’s Anti-Gay Law, But Avoids Tourism Boycott

Jeff Amy, Associated Press

Mississippi can ill-afford to scare either group or leisure travelers away from the state, but what can you expect from the most poorly educated state in the U.S.? Like Indiana and North Carolina its leaders think they can weather the storm and woo back visitors later.

3 years ago

Mississippi Delta City Hopes Its New Grammy Museum Will Draw Tourists

Mississippi Delta City Hopes Its New Grammy Museum Will Draw Tourists

Nassim Benchaabane, Associated Press

The nearly $20 million museum could be an attractive day trip for travelers already visiting Memphis about two hours away.

3 years ago

Mississippi Gulf Coast’s Visitor Economy Is Nearing Pre-Hurricane Katrina Levels

Mississippi Gulf Coast’s Visitor Economy Is Nearing Pre-Hurricane Katrina Levels

Greg Oates, Skift

Hurricane Katrina's direct hit on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has been far overshadowed by the damage in New Orleans, but over the last decade, the region has quietly rebounded its visitor economy to levels approaching 2005.

3 years ago

Gulf Coast Tourism Growing 5 Years After BP Spill Nearly Destroyed It

Gulf Coast Tourism Growing 5 Years After BP Spill Nearly Destroyed It

jay Reeves, Associated Press

We've been on the receiving end of so many green washing emails from BP that we are much more skeptical of the conpany's help than the AP is here, but it is good to see that the oil giant's arrogance and sloppiness only devastated the region for a few years.

3 years ago

Mississippi Casinos Consider Subsidizing Low-Cost Flights to Draw Visitors

Mississippi Casinos Consider Subsidizing Low-Cost Flights to Draw Visitors

Anita Lee, Sun Herald

The economics of flight subsidization must be thoroughly considered before casinos risk losing money to both airlines and empty rooms.

4 years ago

Southern Airways Express Tries to Replace Big Airlines One Small Mississippi Airport at a Time

Southern Airways Express Tries to Replace Big Airlines One Small Mississippi Airport at a Time

Associated Press

As the majors flee small markets, there will be opportunities for smaller carriers to begin profitable routes one airport at a time.

4 years ago

What Happens When a Capital City Loses One of Its Largest Carriers

What Happens When a Capital City Loses One of Its Largest Carriers

Associated Press

The loss of a major airline means higher fees for carriers and higher fares for flyers, which could have a long-term impact on the hub's ability to attract new service in the future.

4 years ago

Consultant Argues Outsiders Make the Best Tourism Leaders in Smaller Towns

Consultant Argues Outsiders Make the Best Tourism Leaders in Smaller Towns

Associated Press

An outsider brings an objective view of the market, what it has to offer visitors, and the best way to communicate that to new areas. All, without the tainted views of an insider weighed down by community connections.

5 years ago

New Initiative Wants to Bring Light to Mississippi River’s Historic and Cultural Significance

New Initiative Wants to Bring Light to Mississippi River’s Historic and Cultural Significance

Jim Anderson, Star Tribune

National Geographic is helping lead the project that will make tourists more informed about cultural destinations and therefore more likely to pick places outside of the usual tourist jaunts.

5 years ago