Travel Professionals


Travel Professionals

Meeting Professionals

Consider this your personal invitation to plan a Mississippi meeting. From our year-round mild climate and our delicious culinary fare, to fantastic golf on some of the country's best courses, a wealth of options for outdoor adventure and our rich heritage and culture (including the fact that Mississippi is the birthplace of America's music), our beautiful state offers an unparalleled experience as a conference location. Whether you choose a cosmopolitan city or a smaller town, meeting in Mississippi is made easy by highly experienced and creative professionals who provide the standard of excellence you expect.

In the luxury casino resorts on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in Tunica, as well as in picturesque towns like Natchez, Vicksburg and Oxford, an extensive array of quality facilities can host meetings and special events of all sizes. Small civic centers, multipurpose coliseums and exhibition halls provide the perfect conference location for your group. Convention services are available in all Mississippi convention cities, with the added bonus of a convention and visitors bureau and their enthusiastic staff to assist in a variety of free planning services for your Mississippi meeting.

Incentive Program

The Mississippi Development Authority/Tourism Division offers a full range of services delivered by experienced Mississippi meeting and convention professionals. In addition, you may be eligible to receive the benefits of the Meeting and Convention Incentive Program available to first-time businesses (or if your group has not been to Mississippi in 10 years.) The program's room night requirements could grant your group from $2,500 to $10,000 if you choose Mississippi as your meeting or conference location.

For more information about meeting in Mississippi or to request a Meeting Planners Guide, contact Whitney Orr at 601-359-3195 or worr@mississippi.org.

Group Travel Services

Mississippi offers exciting group travel opportunities for everyone, with attractions including casinos, beaches, lakes, nature trails, golf courses, Civil War and Civil Rights sites, antebellum homes, factory-outlet shopping, down-home music and much, much more. Whether you're planning a trip for a group of people who have a healthy wanderlust, a big family reunion, a trip that needs to be kid-friendly, or a package that includes sports, Mississippi has a host of recommendations for you and the expert services to support your efforts. We can help you develop an exclusive Mississippi itinerary to make your trip as extraordinary as you hope. Let our qualified staff assist you with your next group destination experience.

Services

  • Customized itinerary planning
  • Collateral materials
  • Clearinghouse to route inquiries/requests to appropriate organization

Other Promotional Materials Available

  • Tour Guide
  • Mississippi Trivia
  • Golf Guide
  • Mississippi Video
  • Hunting & Fishing / Outdoor Recreation / Outfitters Guide
  • State Highway Map
  • Tour Escort Manual
  • Meeting Planners Guide



Types of Travel Markets Serviced

  • Individual travel
  • Group travel
  • Charter travel
  • Incentive travel
  • Seminars
  • Agricultural and industrial visits
  • Student tours
  • Soft adventure / golf
  • Cultural programs

For more information, contact: Group Trade – 1.888.TOUR2MS (868.7267) or 601.359.3297; Fax – 601.359.5757.




Other State Resources

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive
P. O. Box 451
Jackson, MS 39205-0451
601.432.2400
Fax: 601.432.2024
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Mississippi Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 1850
Jackson, MS 39215-1850
601.359.7001
1.800.737.0061
Fax: 601.359.7834
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Mississippi Department of Public Safety
1900 East Woodrow Wilson
P.O. Box 958
Jackson, MS 39205
601.987.1212
Fax: 601.987.1480
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