Hattiesburg celebrates National Tourism Week

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - For the 13th year, Visit Hattiesburg celebrated the value of the local tourism industry during National Tourism Week May 5 through the 9.

In addition to placing an emphasis on the $254 million dollars spent by visitors to Hattiesburg last year, the spotlight highlighted the 10 years of hospitality and service provided by the Hattiesburg Visitors Center.

The event was held at the Historic Train Depot in Downtown Hattiesburg with a luncheon. The presentation of Shining Star awards were given to 23 of Hattiesburg's greatest assets within the local tourism industry.