Meeting in Mississippi is Your Best Investment
We'll admit it. We're probably not the first state to offer an incentive program to meeting and convention planners. But we may well be the only state to literally pay you for your business.We're not just talking pocket change either. When you host meetings in Mississippi, you could receive from $2,500 to $10,000. Talk about group travel incentives! Use the money to cover transportation costs or promotional expenses. Or create your dream theme party. It's all up to you. Think about it.You get a wonderful meeting in an exciting state, hosted by people who truly appreciate your business. And on top of all that, you can receive from $2,500 to $10,000 in group travel incentives - just for choosing to hold your meetings in Mississippi.
Learn more about Mississippi meeting programs and group travel incentives right here.
Meeting & Conventions Incentive Program Guidelines:
The meeting you don't want to miss is in Mississippi. Nowhere else do you get such a great return on your investment. Like incentives totaling from $2,500 to $10,000 to the contracting organization. Expert, professional services and assistance. Plus a broad spectrum of top-rated destinations, attractions and facilities. If your organization qualifies to receive the incentives, how you put that "found money" to use is absolutely up to you and your imagination. Maybe you could get the guest speaker you've always wanted, throw an incredible theme party or cover transportation costs.
Meeting & Convention Incentive Program Guidelines:
1. The Incentive Program applies to recruiting new meeting and convention business to Mississippi as specified:
a. Has never met in Mississippi
b. Has not met in Mississippi in ten years
c. Meeting must be in the bid stage when incentive program is requested; no contracts signed to date
2. Application will be considered by (but not limited to) the following criteria, and final approval made by the Director of Tourism:
a. Room nights
c. Economic impact for the community/stated. Prestige of group; image value for the state of Mississippi
3. Funding levels will be based on the following criteria:
a. 1,500 room nights = $2,500
b. 2,500 room nights = $5,000
c. 4,500 room nights = $10,000 (minimum of 2,500 delegates required)
d. A substantial decrease in room nights from what was previously submitted at the time of the funding request will result in a decrease to the next lower level of funding. Funding level remains the same with an increase in room nights.
4. The Mississippi Development Authority will not be held liable should funding be cut by mandated order of the state of Mississippi.
For More Information
For your application, call Whitney Orr at 601-359-3297, or complete the form below. This is one easy application that could pay off in a big way.