Mississippi’s Trusted Triangle Gives Travelers Peace of Mind

Courtesy of Golden Triangle Regional Airport

A group of travel and hospitality businesses located in Mississippi’s Golden Triangle region announced on Jan. 22 the formation of Mississippi’s Trusted Triangle coalition. Each member of the coalition has adopted strict COVID-19 safety and cleanliness standards designed to give travelers peace of mind when traveling to the region.

Located between Columbus, Starkville and West Point, MS, founding members of the coalition include the Golden Triangle Regional Airport, who spearheaded the effort; Delta Air Lines; Enterprise Rent-a-Car; National Car Rental; Eat With Us Restaurant Group; six hotels owned and managed by Peachtree Hotel Group, including Courtyard by Marriott Columbus, Courtyard by Marriott Starkville MSU, Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus, Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus, Hampton Inn Starkville and Hilton Garden Inn Tupelo; the Greater Starkville Development Partnership and Visit Columbus.

“In Mississippi’s Golden Triangle, 80 percent of air travel has traditionally been for business purposes, and it has drastically dropped off over the past year, negatively impacting the local economy,” says Mike Hainsey, Executive Director, Golden Triangle Regional Airport. “The goal of the coalition is to inform travelers that a trip to the Golden Triangle can be safe and productive.”

Each of the founding members meet or exceed all CDC guidelines and state mandates for COVID-19 safety, as well as safety and cleanliness requirements of each brand.

“We are excited to welcome travelers to our hotels and understand that their expectations for safety and cleanliness have changed,” says Patrick Short, President, Peachtree Hospitality Management. “In addition to strictly adhering to national, state and local safety practices, we also lean into Marriott’s and Hilton’s industry-leading hygiene and cleanliness guidelines to ensure a continued focus on the health and safety of our guests and associates.”