Tourism Using App for Advertising

Meridian, Miss. Lauderdale County Tourism is unveiling a new smartphone app to show all that Meridian has to offer.

The app is called Visit Meridian highlights dining, shopping, hotels, events and places to see.

You can scroll between different categories to find whatever might interest you.

There's also a calendar that's updated regularly with any community events. It's completely free for both iPhone and android users.

"We hear so often, 'we stopped in Meridian,' 'we've had lunch' or 'we got gas but we had no idea Meridian had this much to offer'," said tourism director, Dede Mogollon. "So as everyone shares this and links it to all their friends and family, they can be searching what they might want to do and stop off and stay."

The tourism department is also kicking off a contest for this new app's launch.

Anyone who downloads the Visit Meridian app in the next six weeks may also register to win an iPad Mini.