NEWS:Global magazine profiles why the Delta region is a great place to visit as summer travel begins

June 06, 2016

CLARKSDALE, Miss. – The Mississippi River Delta and Alabama Black Belt region is “ripe for exploration, both for its actual landscape and its richly diverse cultural one,” writer Echo Garrett states in this month’s issue of Delta Sky Magazine.

Across 36 pages of editorial musings on the many cultural and natural assets of the Delta region and attractive highlights of each states’ attractions, Delta Sky Magazine has dedicated its June regional profile to the many reasons the Delta region is a great place to visit and explore for travelers throughout the United States and across the world.

Small to midsize cities and rural communities across the country are recognizing investments in tourism and their local creative economy as a major strategy for economic development. The opportunities this strategy creates are especially promising for communities in the culturally and naturally rich Delta region.

“The Delta region’s eight states offer a diverse array of musical, historical, cultural, artistic, culinary, and business attractions that draw global travelers to our borders and can keep visitors occupied for much longer than their weekend or three-week excursion,” said Chris Masingill, federal co-chairman of the Delta Regional Authority. “This profile sends the message that the Delta is open for business and welcomes the world to its doorstep.”

The magazine features contributions from each of the eight states’ governors and was developed in coordination with the Delta Regional Authority and the states’ tourism and economic development departments. The June issue will be available on thousands of Delta Airlines flights throughout the month of June with an expected audience of five million readers.

The magazine can be accessed online at http://msp.imirus.com/Mpowered/book/vds2016/i6/p82.

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Spencer Lucker
(202) 434-4842
slucker@dra.gov