Published on : Tuesday, May 9, 2017
This week is national travel and tourism week and so, visit Mississippi Gulf Coast wants to commemorate the ones that make it all possible. Tourism leaders of the state want to underline people behind the coast tourism industry who keep it strong and continuously growing.
The coast employs about 30 thousand people to keep the tourism industry going strong. These employees have helped the coast rake in 1 point 9 billion dollars in 2016 spent by visitors.
Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast selected 50 faces of travel that go above and beyond the call of duty.
To quote Renee Areng, Executive Director Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast, “We’re the Hospitality State. We need to share that as much as possible with the traveler. The traveler gets to choose where he or she gets to travel every day. The more we can encourage them to choose the coast, the better it is.
So from their first visit, their first experience to the last one leaving the coast and you want to always be positive.”