MTA tracks and monitors proposed laws and legislation affecting our members and the tourism industry. MTA also hosts a legislative reception annually during the legislative session, as well as sponsoring the “Friends of Tourism” Awards, which are presented to those legislators and government officials who have shown the strongest support for the industry.

For those of us in the tourism industry, we know the impact of what we do for the Mississippi economy. Share the impact with those around you.

  • Travel and Tourism produced $749 MILLION in state and local tax revenues in 2022.
  • Travel and Tourism generated $7.1 BILLION in total visitor spending in 2022, which is a 5.1% increase from 2021’s total spend of $6.73 billion.
  • Travel and Tourism is our fourth-largest private sector employer. It accounts for 80,517 direct jobs and an additional 24,078 indirect and induced jobs: a total of 104,595 jobs, which equals 9% of the state’s total jobs.