VisitHATTIESBURG is kicking off Black History Month with the relaunch of an updated 1964 Freedom Summer Trail and its accompanying audio tour. The 16-stop Hattiesburg tour begins at the Visitors Center, winds through downtown, the Palmer’s Crossing community, and ends at The University of Southern Mississippi.
Mississippi Tourism Association presented VisitHATTIESBURG with the 2018 Tourism Achievement Award this week at the Mississippi Governor’s Conference on Tourism held in Oxford, Miss. on Sept. 23-25, 2018.
VisitHATTIESBURG is excited to announce #CulinaryCrawl as the kickoff event for the city’s first Restaurant Week, scheduled for Oct. 7-14, 2018. The #CulinaryCrawl is a ticketed progressive dinner featuring stops at four Hattiesburg hotels.
VisitHATTIESBURG is pleased to announce its new Tourism Grant Program (TGP), a dedicated fund for sponsorship of local events, festivals, and other community programs aimed to increase overnight travel to Hattiesburg.
VisitHATTIESBURG is pleased to announce the city’s first Restaurant Week, scheduled for October 7 – 14, 2018. By partnering with local restaurants and hotels to highlight culinary offerings to visitors, VisitHATTIESBURG expects this event to attract foodies from throughout the southeastern U.S.
The 7th Annual Downtown BBQ Showdown, presented by The Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood Association, along with Brown Bottling Group- Pepsi will take place on Saturday, August 18, at Town Square Park in Hattiesburg. Participating BBQ Teams will set up on Friday, August 17, with the public event on Friday from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. continuing until Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Americana music enthusiasts have another concert option in Hattiesburg as singer-songwriter Gillian Welch takes the stage at the historic Hattiesburg Saenger Theater for the second installment of the summer series on Friday, August 17 at 8 p.m.
The Mississippi Tourism Association recently held elections for their Executive Board positions. VisitHATTIESBURG Executive Director Marlo Dorsey was voted by her peers to serve as Secretary / Treasurer for fiscal year 2018 – 2019.
Anna McDaniel was crowned the 2018 Mississippi Miss Hospitality Saturday evening at the Historic Saenger Theater in Downtown Hattiesburg. With 31 contestants competing for the title, McDaniel was selected following the week of competition, which included one-on-one and panel interviews, speeches, on-stage interviews, and an evening gown component.
You’ll find Hotel Indigos in metropolitan cities around the world – New York, Bali, Hong Kong, Warsaw – but since its 2004 inception, the hotel has lacked a presence in Mississippi.
For the first time, the Downtown Hattiesburg Association and the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce are partnering to offer a family-friendly Fourth of July experience. The Star-Spangled Celebration on the River will take place Tuesday, July 3 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Hattiesburg’s Chain Park and Petal River Park, complete with a 9 p.m. fireworks display over the Leaf River.
Americana music enthusiasts now have two more summer concert options in Hattiesburg as singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen takes the stage at the historic Hattiesburg Saenger Theater on Thursday, June 28 at 8 p.m., followed by Gillian Welch on August 17.
The TownePlace Suites hotel in Hattiesburg, Mississippi has been officially recognized by Marriott, earning two prestigious awards for the McNeill Hotel Company property.
During the 17th annual Tourism Partners Luncheon yesterday at the Historic Train Depot, VisitHATTIESBURG recognized thirty-two tourism industry workers as Shining Stars as part of its National Travel and Tourism Week celebrations.
VisitHATTIESBURG is hosting a variety of community events focusing on “Travel: Then and Now” May 6-12 in celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week 2018. The events will highlight Hattiesburg’s tourism economy growth over the last decade, while also recognizing individuals who exemplify excellent service in the hospitality industry.
The Hattiesburg Tourism Commission is pleased to announce the addition of experienced tourism professional Kristen Brock as its new Programs and Promotions Manager. Brock brings extensive knowledge of Hattiesburg’s tourism industry and a strong community outreach network to the team in this community liaison role.
A new marker on the Mississippi Freedom Trail memorializes Clyde Kennard, the first African-American student known to apply for admission to The University of Southern Mississippi.
The Hattiesburg Tourism Commission is pleased to announce the addition of experienced tourism professional Paige Hunt as its new director of sales and visitor services. Hunt brings extensive knowledge and proficiency to the leadership role having worked in both local and state tourism during her fifteen-year career.
Join two of Mississippi’s favorites – chef Robert St. John and artist Wyatt Waters – as they visit six Mississippi cities, including Hattiesburg, creating scrumptious dishes and beautiful watercolor paintings in their new television series Palate to Palette on Mississippi Public Broadcasting Television. The Hattiesburg episode airs at 7 p.m. Nov. 9, with an encore presentation at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 12.
The Hattiesburg Tourism Commission is pleased to announce the addition of Paige Crane to the team as director of communications and digital strategies. In this role, Crane will focus on growing and strengthening Hattiesburg’s digital marketing efforts and serve as the media relations contact for VisitHattiesburg.
After an executive search process with nationally recognized firm Searchwide, the Hattiesburg Tourism Commission has selected Marlo Dorsey as its new executive director effective October 1.
VISITHATTIESBURG™ officially launched its new website today, which features a comprehensive listing of Hattiesburg’s restaurants, attractions, places to stay, and meeting facilities.
During the 16th annual Tourism Partners Luncheon yesterday at the Historic Train Depot, VISITHATTIESBURGTM recognized twenty-two tourism industry workers as Shining Stars.
Hattiesburg’s tourism economy has continued to show impressive growth in the last decade. In celebration, VISITHATTIESBURGTM is recognizing the champions of local tourism during National Tourism and Travel Week 2017 on May 7-13 with a spread of events throughout the city that focus on the “Faces of Travel.”
Starting today, Feb. 13, the Hattiesburg Tourism and Convention Commissions are selling HBURG branded items in order to raise tornado relief funds.
Rick Taylor was honored with the Hub Award during a gala dinner and program at Lake Terrace Convention Center.
VISITHATTIESBURG's Executive Director Rick Taylor was awarded a leadership award at a 12-state tourism conference.
The Hattiesburg Zoo unveiled its new Tigger the Tiger monument, which was donated by the Hattiesburg Tourism Commission.
VisitHattiesburg and the Hattiesburg Convention Commission have named Marlo Dorsey as Director of Marketing and Communications. With more than 20 years of marketing experience, Dorsey will lead public relations, advertising, communications and sales for both commissions.
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