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Culinary and agri-tourism trails hope to boost tourism

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

By Al Showers – bio | email

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - It's National Travel and Tourism Week, and officials at the Hancock County I-10 Welcome Center have rolled out the red carpet for visitors.

Manager of the Hancock County Welcome Center, Bobbie Tate said, "We're letting our tourists know how much we appreciate them visiting our area."

Janice Jones is with the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau.

"We know that the Mississippi Gulf Coast has approximately 4.5 million visitors each year," Jones said. "That represents $1.6 Billion to the state."

Tourists now have a new resource to see what the state has to offer, a guide along Mississippi's Culinary Trail and Agri-Tourism Trail.

Brandy Moore, owner of Biloxi Shrimping Trip, said, "My trip, the Biloxi Shrimping Trip, is part of that trail. We harvest shrimp. We take visitors out, and we actually drag nets and show them how we gather shrimp on the Gulf Coast. [Plus, we] do the seafood maritime history of the Gulf Coast."

The guide highlights 95 places, like 'You pick it' blueberry and strawberry farms, corn mazes and locally owned restaurants in 80 cities throughout the state that feature Mississippi's best food.

"Tourists come from all over the world that travels throughout Mississippi, and some of them are looking for seafood. Some of them may be looking for Vietnamese or Asian or chicken barbecue," said Cindy Schoonmaker with Pearl River County Tourism. "With the culinary trial, they can pull that up."

The web-site based trails at http://www.visitmississippi.org/ will constantly be updated as new attractions are added.

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