Friday, May 24 2013 6:49 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:49:03 GMT
It's a voyage that helps introduce tourists to those small waterfront towns that they may not ordinarily think to visit. A cruise ship docked in Biloxi on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday, passengersMore >>
It's a voyage that helps introduce tourists to those small waterfront towns that they may not ordinarily think to visit. A cruise ship docked in Biloxi on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday, passengers visited several attractions including the Biloxi lighthouse and the visitors center. The Grande Caribe set sail from New Orleans and will continue on until it reaches St. Petersburg. Crew members said it's the stops along the way that makes these small cruises stand out.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:38:18 GMT
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-oldMore >>
Socks, the dog reportedly burned this week by his owner, has died. That word comes from a George County Sheriff's deputy. Socks succumbed to injuries suffered after 20-year-old Brandon Pierce allegedly set his dog on fire Tuesday night. The suspect told deputies he torched the dog because he "wanted to help the dog go to heaven."More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:07 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:07:07 GMT
"Study the past if you would define the future." Those words were once said by Confucius and those are the words the Historical Society of Gulfport strives toward for its city. Wednesday, that societyMore >>
Hoping to highlight Gulfport's history, members will be making that building a museum and welcome center for the city.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday - she lost.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday, she lost.More >>
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
The vacancy sign remains lit outside one hotel on the beach in Biloxi. Linda Hornsby with the Hotel and Lodging Association says that is the case at most properties.
"As of this moment, there is plenty of availability. We only have a couple of the casino hotels that are full," Hornsby said.
But Hornsby remains hopeful that will change before the clock strikes midnight ringing in 2013.
"Usually in past years, we have seen more of the hotels full at this point," Hornsby said. "There are a number of factors that come into play, but I think it's going to change in the next couple of days."
New Year's Eve revelers started checking into Four Points by Sheraton on the beach in Biloxi Friday. General Manager Kenny Glavan expects to be almost sold out until January 3rd.
"This New Year's Eve is shaping up real nice," Glavan said. "We are probably going to end the weekend completely full and then we springboard into the new year with the Sugar Bowl.
The Gulf Coast Convention and Visitor's Bureau is helping boost occupancy by offering free transportation to New Orleans with a two night stay at a South Mississippi hotel. They're also running ads in the opposing teams' hometowns.
"You have people coming for the Sugar Bowl who say, 'Hey, I've heard about the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Let's go experience it, it will be fantastic,' and we are going to show them just that," Glavan said.
"We have seen a lot of activity pick up. So far we only have one bus that's full, but we still have a couple more on reserve and again I think on the next day or two that will pick up," Hornsby said.
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