Record number of “Shining Star” awards presented at annual tourism luncheon

Record number of “Shining Star” awards presented at annual tourism luncheon
The event is held in recognition of National Travel & Tourism Week. (Photo source: WDAM)

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Dozens of employees in the Hattiesburg hospitality industry were recognized for their outstanding work during an annual gathering Wednesday hosted by VisitHATTIESBURG.

Thirty-eight people received “Shining Star” awards during the Tourism Partners Luncheon at the Hattiesburg Train Depot.

Award recipients are employed at hotels, restaurants, attractions or in local government.

Organizers say a record number of people received awards this year.

It’s the 18th year they’ve been presented.

The event is held in recognition of National Travel & Tourism Week.

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