Travel South USA Chooses Greenwood, Mississippi

Jackson, Mississippi — January 11, 2016 — Travel South USA has chosen Greenwood, Mississippi to host one of the organization’s three annual board of directors meetings. Greenwood joins Branson, Missouri and Charleston, South Carolina as the 2017 host cities for the tourism and trade organization.

“We are delighted Travel South USA has chosen Greenwood out of the entire Southeastern United States to host its annual meeting,” said Governor Bryant. “With our Bicentennial celebration already started, the state will treat Travel South to a Southern excursion infused with unique Mississippi Delta culture.”

Travel South USA chose Greenwood as one of its meeting destinations after Greenwood Convention and Visitors’ Bureau Executive Director Danielle Morgan submitted a proposal along with a letter of recommendation from Visit Mississippi Director Craig Ray. The site was chosen for its unique culture and heritage.

“From the Alluvian Hotel to the Viking Cooking School, Greenwood’s world-class amenities give visitors a Southern charm and cuisine experience unlike any other,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “We look forward to welcoming Travel USA as they engage in the best Mississippi has to offer.”

Travel South USA board members will have their meeting at the Alluvian Hotel and dine at the Viking Cooking School and local area restaurants. They will visit Cleveland’s GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, the B.B. King Museum in Indianola and stop at various Mississippi Blues Trail Markers along the way.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Travel South USA is the official regional destination marketing organization for the southern United States. The non-profit organization promotes travel to and within its member states of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information about the Travel South USA, visit www.travelsouthusa.com. Explore the state’s official tourism website at www.VisitMississippi.org.

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