Published on : Friday, August 25, 2017
We all know that the American state of Mississippi has never been at dearth for cultural and historical attractions. Also known as the “Birthplace of America’s Music,”, the city of Jackson has lately been reinvested in tourism sector by accepting the deep roots of its music and turning downtown into a center for the community, families and tourists.
This month, luxury Westin hotel was opened. This state-of-the-art property is situated in the heart of the city, will become a hotspot for business as well as leisure travelers.
These types of projects have the power to contribute to growing visitation, growing to 23 million visitors in 2016, which actually uplifts the financial condition of the state. In 2016, out-of-state visitors had expended $4.8 billion in Mississippi creating over 86,000 direct travel and tourism jobs. At a national level, tourism churned out $157.8 billion in local, state and federal tax revenue while supporting 15.3 million jobs nationwide.
The tourism industry of Mississippi has a huge prospect of growth. By giving special significance to travel promotion, welcoming international visitors, and reinvesting in the airports, Mississippi can easily become a preferred destination in the southeast.