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 to celebrate our tourism successes and thank our legislators.

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 $744 MILLION in state and local tax revenues in 2023.
  • Travel and Tourism generated $7.5 BILLION in total visitor spending in 2023, which is a 10% increase.
  • Travel and Tourism is our fourth-largest private sector employer. It accounts for almost 105,000 tourism-related jobs in the state.