This section of the Mississippi Tourism Association’s website is designed to assist both the industry and public media with information about the events, activities and news items affecting the members of MTA. The following news releases and images are intended to assist the media with contacts and information. The MTA is not responsible for the content of any news releases and would strongly advise contacting the respective properties and businesses posting this information.



Baby Sloth Born at Hattiesburg Zoo

DINOSAURS to Visit the Jackson Zoo This Spring

Ocean Springs Featured in Where to Retire Magazine

Mississippi Children’s Museum Debuts Outreach Programs and Exhibits in the Delta

PRESS RELEASE Ocean Springs businesses featured in 2017 Mississippi List

77th Annual Columbus Spring Pilgrimage

Endangered Pygmy Hippo Born at Jackson Zoo

Clarksdale Film Festival

PRESS RELEASE_Spring Arts Festival Set

PRESS RELEASE_Ocean Springs Board of Directors Named for 2017

PRESS RELEASE_Call for Ocean Springs Chamber Assistant Team_2017



Soule Steam Santa’s Christmas Factory_Press Release

LeFleur Museum District Holiday 2016 Press Release

2016 Celebrate the Season at the Science Museum Press Release

The Alluvian Hotel Honored with ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers Choice Award

Yazoo County CVB Honored With ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers Choice Award



2016 MMNS Park After Dark Press Release

Dorsey Selected to lead marketing and communications for VisitHattiesburg & Hattiesburg Convention Commission

Columbus Kicks Off Celebratory Events

Hattiesburg’s Rick Taylor Wins Leadership Award

Day in the Country Press Release 2016

Anne Martin’s Delta Hot Tamale Book Launch

Conference on the Front Porch press release

Free Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Fest celebrates 29th year Aug. 12-13-14

Craig Ray to Lead State’s Tourism Efforts beginning July 18

MGM Resorts Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Presents BraVeau June 7-August 7


Snake Day 2016 Press Release May 16 2016

MMNS Goosebumps Exhibit Press Release

MTA Statement on HB 1523:
“The Mississippi Tourism Association recognizes that the intent of House Bill 1523 is to protect individuals and businesses from being forced to act against their own conscience. Our members statewide are reporting calls, emails and social media posts from people cancelling or postponing trips to Mississippi due to national media reporting on this new law. Many of these tourists are known to our members personally because they are repeat guests, that have visited our state before, loved it, and have become regular visitors.
As the association that represents Mississippi’s 4th largest industry, we remain committed to the hospitality that welcomes all visitors and adds over $6 billion to our state’s economy each year.  Our industry is made up of large and small businesses that employ over 115,000 Mississippians, each who cherish the individual freedoms that have made America great.  But, with this freedom comes responsibility, and we believe that we must take the responsibility to reiterate the Mississippi Tourism Industry’s message of welcome that is the hallmark of our great state.
As the industry on the front line, cheerfully welcoming visitors to our home, we are re-doubling our efforts to demonstrate that Mississippi is indeed, the Hospitality State.
Tourism is important in every state.
In Mississippi it is VITAL.
And in our Mississippi, ALL are Welcome.”

Margaritaville Resort Biloxi Set to Open Late Spring 2016

Spring Pilgrimage, Columbus, MS Release

Hattiesburg National Spotlight

NatureFEST 2016 Updated Press Release to Charles

SoakUpTheRun – Gulf Coast Inaugural Marathon – PressRelease_

HGTV Orders Home Town Series


American Music Tour Kick Off

American Pickers MS Press Release



Vicksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau Named Chamber Small Business of Quarter

Mississippi Gulf Coast selects Huddle Up Group

Anchuca Historic Mansion Celebrating 60th Anniversary with Open House and dedication ceremony

2015 Museum Merriment Press Release

Trolley Express Vicksburg Press Release

Cabot Lodge Jackson North location to be first Red Lion Hotel Location in Mississippi

Interim MDA Leaders Named


Legacies Alive-Swim For Their Sacrifice Press Release Vicksburg Event

2015 Govervor’s Conference on Tourism Award Winners

Park After Dark 2015 Press Release

October Events at MDWFP Museum of Natural Science

McRaven House in Vicksburg Reopens

Vicksburg Named GAMSA Semi Finalist

Press Release_Blue Moon Art Project Opening Applications_2015

Stone County Hospital Announces Expanded Fall Festival


Return on Investment for Tourism Advertising Announced

Genealogy Fair Tishomingo County News Release 7-27


RACHEL OBERMEIER Selected as the new Trade Bureau Manage for Visit Mississippi

A Trail Ride Dow Mississippi’s Country Music Trail

Press Release_Historic Walking Tour Greenwood

LFA Event Brings High Fashion to Central Mississippi

2nd Annual Ques, Blues and Cruise

BB King_Funeral_Plans

BB King_Homecoming PR15

Visit_MS_Gulf_Coast Honored as Successful_Meetings_Pinnacle_Winner

May Days Kick off with Canton Flea Market May 2015

Mississippi Gulf Coast Events_-_National_Tourism_Week

Holly Springs Tourism & Recreation Bureau Launches The Holly Springs Area Cultural Map

Interfuse Welcomes New Vice President of Tourism Sales & Marketing

Taste of OS set 2015 ticket sales


Carthage to host Historic Walk May 2, 2015

RiverStock Festival April 18, 2015

GRAMMY MUSEUM – April 9, 2015 Band Perry to Perform

Malcolm Butler Vicksburg Celebration

Family Movie Night in Carthage Returns



Restaurant 1818 at the Historic Monmouth Inn announces new Executive Chef

MS Gulf Coast Regional CVB receives 2014 Convention South Readers Choice Award

Visit Mississippi Partners with Americana Music Festival & Conference in NASHVILLE

Marty Stuart Stops at Duling Hall

Old School Arts Festival Featuring Premiere Screening of James Franco’s “As I Lay Dying”

Drago’s Seafood Restaurant Partners with Hilton Jackson

Get on Up_Screening Premier in Madison, MS

MCM Events July-September

Press Release -Media Relations Manager

Best Festival Won

Mississippi Claims 5 Wins in “Top 100 Southern Hospitality Hotels for Groups” 

Areng to Begin Leading Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional CVB 

Main Street Greenwood Receives National Accreditation

Bay St. Louis 2nd Saturday in June 

Press Release_Ramcat Rhythm & Brews 2014

Natchez Food & Wine Festival – 2014 Press Release


Tonja Press Release

Square Affair 2014 has something for everyone

Louisville Tornado

Americana Experience

Jimmie Rodgers Museum

Who Dat 

Marty Stuart Center


MTA Day at the Capitol

Que on the Yazoo

C Spire Blue Greens Challenge

Dr. Seuss

2014 MTA Legislative Luncheon Press Release


Feast of Flavors 2013

Ocean Springs Downtown Tour Announced


Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival