Received this e-mail from my friend Nick Nicholas. Looks like an appealing offer for last-minute travelers.
MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST – The Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) invites Final Four fans from across the country to enjoy the Mississippi Gulf Coast, only an hour away from New Orleans.
The Mississippi Hotel & Lodging Association has packages that include transportation and room accommodations. Prices for various hotel packages can be obtained and booked by calling (888) 388-1006.
Spring weather allows fans to enjoy all the fun of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, including the outdoors. Game fans can enjoy our world-class golf courses, reel in the big one while charter fishing, or just relax on the beach. The Mississippi Gulf Coast also boasts beautiful artistic and historical museums and after a day of fun, can begin an exciting evening with dinner at a local Coastal cuisine restaurant before heading off to enjoy 24-hour gaming at one of the coast’s casino resorts.
“The Mississippi Gulf Coast is quickly becoming known as ‘the place to stay’ when our friends in The Big Easy are hosting huge events! We are thrilled to host Final Four fans and show them Southern hospitality on their way to New Orleans,” said Beth Carriere, executive director of the CVB.
Specialized events taking place March 31 through April 3 include Barbeque Under the Oaks, Art in the Pass and “Celebrate the Gulf” in Pass Christian, the Mississippi Coast Bug Jam & Drags in Gulfport, 3rd Annual Wagfest in Biloxi, and more.
The Harrison County Tourism Commission, an organization charged with promoting South Mississippi as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, does business as the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau. Its mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure, convention, sports and business visitors to the area. It is dedicated to maximizing the travel and tourism industry for South Mississippi.