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Tourism is economic development in its truest form. As the 4th largest
private sector employer in Mississippi, our thriving industry accounts
for over 84,000 direct jobs. Last year, 22 million people visited our
state and spent $6.2 BILLION dollars.
MTA hosts two large annual events…our Governor’s Conference on Tourism in the Fall and MTA Spring Conference & Media Day in the Spring. We have various educational opportunities throughout the year in all regions of our state.
Annual Spring Conference
March 7-8, 2017 (tentative)
MS Governor’s Conference on Tourism
September 18-20, 2016
September 24-26, 2017
MTA is the voice of the Tourism and Hospitality industry, our goal is to promote and advocate tourism, educate the public and to provide services to our members which will result in increased economic vitality and a positive image for the State of Mississippi.
Membership is open to those in the hospitality industry as well as public service organizations and allied businesses.
Whether you are in the hotel, casino or restaurant business, manage a Convention Bureau or Chamber of Commerce or provide goods and services to the industry, you should be a Member of Mississippi Tourism Association.
Special Membership Offer: New member rate effective at time of application/payment through June 30, 2017: $350.00
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN!
Mississippi Tour Guide
The official tour guide for the State of Mississippi is published by MTA. Copies are distributed through the statewide network of Welcome Centers, plus all inquiries received by the State from advertising and through the Internet.
MTA tracks and monitors proposed laws and regulations affecting our members and the tourism industry. MTA also hosts a legislative luncheon at the beginning of each new legislative session, as well as sponsoring the “Friends of Tourism” Awards, which are presented to those legislators and government officials who have shown the strongest support for the industry.
Educational Workshops and Seminars
Various workshops and seminars are offered throughout the year to MTA members. Topics and speakers are carefully chosen in response to membership surveys. Seminars in past years have favored such topics as state spending laws, the sports/outdoor recreation development market, social media strategies and how to conduct familiarization tours.
Consumer Advertising Program
MTA offers a great chance for you to advertise in national publications such as Southern Living at a negotiated lower price. In addition to print, the program offers a variety of digital media and social media packages. There are a number of programs in which MTA and the State cooperate bringing further savings to marketing budgets and bigger bang for your buck.
Governor’s Conference on Tourism
MTA produces the Governor’s Conference on Tourism each year and brings together tourism professionals from all sections of the State. As a member of MTA you get a front row seat as the hospitality industry gathers for an exciting, fun experience. Plus, there’s reduced registration fees and numerous added member benefits during the conference.