Tourism Talk - January 2016
The Year in Review!
Hancock County Tourism looks back on 2015 with satisfaction and toward 2016 with anticipation!
- photos by Ellis Anderson
One of the joys of preparing this report is that it gives us the opportunity to look back and be thankful for all that has been accomplished. The past year was filled with wonderful opportunities and many challenges. The BP-funded advertising print and radio ads were very successful to bring visitors to our area.
Some of the highlights were:
We also co-sponsored events this year such as:
Primary Sponsorships for the year were:
We were happy to award the Hancock County Tourism Award to Friends of McCloud Park at the 2015 Hancock County Gala. Tourism hosted a dedication reception for the Alice Moseley Pavilion located in the Depot green space. And we welcomed guests from all over the world to the Visitor Center and Mardi Gras Museum.
In 2015 we welcomed over 18,000 guest to our Visitor Center and Mardi Gras Museum; we also hosted 12,000 Motor Coach Tours and Convention groups from 48 different states and 36 foreign countries. With the increase of foreign visitors to our state, we were lucky to host many European travel writers and members of the press.
As the year comes to a close, I would like to express thanks to the Hancock County Tourism Staff and all of those volunteers who labored long and hard to make all of this (and much more) happen.
We would also like to welcome our new board members for 2016. Finally, we would like to thank the Board for their guidance and support in 2015. Recognizing the important role of tourism, we will continue to identify and target best-potential customers and inspire them to travel Hancock County Mississippi in 2016.
Myrna Green, Manager
Hancock County Tourism Bureau
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