JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - Visit Mississippi officially launched the new state tourism website today.
The website features dynamic content and a user-friendly layout designed to engage visitors on all digital formats.
According to MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough Jr., Mississippi's travel and tourism industry is the state's fourth largest employer with more than 86,00 employees.
"Our online presence is every bit as important as our Welcome Centers for creating a positive first impression for Mississippi," McCullough Jr. said.
The website will adapt to any digital platform, from desktop and laptop computers to tablets and other mobile devices. It also includes time-lapse background video highlighting scenes from around the state.
Each blog and itinerary page also features upcoming events across the state.
"More than 23 million people visited Mississippi in Fiscal Year 2016 for overnight and day trips," said Visit Mississippi Director Craig Ray. "By helping connect these visitors to more areas of interest in the state, we hope to grow the number of visitors and length of time they spend in Mississippi."
You can now visit this website at www.visitmississippi.org.