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2014 Economic Impact of Travel

Travelers spent $11.8 billion and were responsible for 167,273 jobs last year in Alabama. This represents a 7.3% increase in traveler spending on hotels, restaurants, shopping and transportation. Download the full report…..

Tourism Tuesdays June 23, 2015

Governor Bentley announces the Alabama Barbecue Hall of Fame Marsh pledges to renovate Anniston mansion Ten Alabama State Parks awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence City of Huntsville, CVB unveil signage for downtown Huntsville How one Alabama hotel helped transform a community into a must-see tourist destination MONEY tabs Prattville as top place for retiring golfers […]

Tourism Tuesdays June 16, 2015

Tourism book wins national advertising award Books-A-Million presents “To Kill a Mockingbird” at the Alabama Theatre TravelChannel.com names the Top 10 Travel’s Best: All-American Vacations for 2015 Auburn University professor pens book on golf course designer Robert Trent Jones The Hotel at Auburn University appoints Leonardo Maurelli III as executive chef ShrimpFest and BBQ to […]

Tourism Tuesdays June 9, 2015

Ten Alabama State Parks have earned the 2015 Certificate of Excellence award Alabama State Parks Partners Coalition launches to support state parks International PowWow sees record attendance, Alabama on a roll U.S. seeks to boost international visitors to 100 million a year Keith Richards reflects on ‘Sticky Fingers’ – USA TODAY 10 great Frank Lloyd […]