About Us

About Us

The Hattiesburg Tourism Commission, doing business as VisitHATTIESBURG, is the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the City of Hattiesburg. Created to promote the Greater Hattiesburg Area and its tourism industry to potential visitors, the mission of VisitHATTIESBURG is to increase overnight bookings for both leisure and corporate travel with the ultimate goal of growing the economic impact of these visitors on the local economy. By marketing Hattiesburg’s local hotel, dining, attraction, and shopping options, VisitHBURG has successfully tripled the city’s tourism industry since being established in 1990, making HBURG the third most visited city in Mississippi.  

In 2020, visitors spent $280 million in Hattiesburg’s economy, making it Mississippi’s third most visited city.





At Visit Hattiesburg, one of our core values is to communicate and amplify the HBURG story. Our story would not be complete without the diverse blend of backgrounds, viewpoints, and life experiences of our residents and visitors. We are proud to promote a city that embraces and respects the strength of this diversity. Visit Hattiesburg is dedicated to working with community partners to remove barriers and improve accessibility of Hattiesburg’s tourism product freely and without limit, as we extend hospitality in all that we do. We are committed to welcoming everyone to enjoy the incredible beauty of our city, regardless of ethnic origin, disability, race, sex, religion, gender identity, age, or beliefs.