During National Travel and Tourism Week, Meridian hosts” Popcorn in the Plaza.”

MERIDIAN, Miss. One tourism company is celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week in the Queen City ( WTOK ). Visit Meridian kicked off the year with” Popcorn in the Plaza” at Dumont Plaza on Monday night. The press event was a way to honor the hospitality industry and reveal the Hospitality Hero Award winners. There were five types that included best restaurant, financial, gastronomy, interest, and resort. Laura Carmichael, the Executive Director at Visit Meridian, stock why it was crucial to light people in this business. People gave their names to those who have had the best experiences possible in their business or company, according to Carmichael, and we wanted to express our gratitude to those who work tirelessly to ensure that those on the front line, those who are coming into Meridian, have the best experiences possible, said the mayor. The MAX won the Generosity Hero Award in total as the overall success. Courtney Keith, the Retail Plus Visitor Services Assistant Manager, accepted the award on behalf of the gallery. You know that when they arrive, you want them to leave with the best practice they’ve previously had because we have so many people from other towns. You know, portion of them, I’m more of the gift shop. You know, them coming in and finding out where they’re from and, you know, making sure that they want to come up and spreading the word of what we’re trying to do, you know, in the area of Meridian and for tourism”, said Keith. Participants at the event received completely snacks, lemonade, and t- shirts. The Hospitality Hero Award was given for the first time in 2013, according to Carmichael, but he plans to do so in the future. Full list of winners at 2024 Hospitality Hero Award: Best Restaurant: Stephen Thomas at Jean’s Retail: David Haggard at Hampton Inn Shell, Toomsuba &amp, North Hills TexacoMixologist: Christine Moore at Hilton Garden InnAttractions: Alana Sparrow Broughton at Jimmie Rodgers MuseumHotels: Kayla Cabaniss at Ascent Hospitality / Threefoot HotelOverall: Courtney Keith at The MAXClick here to subscribe to our daily newsletter! Copyright 2024 WTOK. All rights reserved.