December 1, 2020

Historic Mississippi city breaks record for tourism taxes collected

Visitors to the City of Natchez spent $110.8 million in 2018, which equated to a record-breaking tourism tax revenue of $1.760 million for the city, a tourism official said Tuesday.

The news came as part of a report from Jennifer Combs, the executive director of the Natchez Convention Promotion Commission to the Natchez Mayor and Board of Aldermen during their regular meeting Tuesday night.

Combs also discussed marketing goals for the 2019 fiscal year and progress from the 2018 fiscal year.

Combs said the NCPC has also made several strides to revamp the Visit Natchez website and social media platforms. As a result, Combs said Visit Natchez has more than 30,000 followers on social media and its website traffic is up by more than 13 percent.