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U.S. Space & Rocket Center was Alabama’s most visited tourism attraction in 2016

Montgomery, Ala – More than 657,000 people visited the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville last year, ranking it first among state attractions that charge admission, state tourism officials said.  The Birmingham Zoo ranked second with 644,667 and the McWane Science Center in Birmingham was third with 388,551. Eight of the state’s Top 10 […]

Tourism Tuesdays September 12, 2017

Hurricane Irma brings economic boom to Alabama Alabama Tourism Department staff worked tirelessly to aid evacuees Florence dedicates $2 million toward conference center Air China travelers read about Alabama Alabama Tourism Department Workshop rescheduled Bicentennial community workshop rescheduled in Opelika “Partner Pointer” for the tourism industry website  ________________________________________________ Hurricane Irma brings economic boom to Alabama […]

Tourism Tuesdays September 5, 2017

It’s your birthday, Alabama; help us share your story Hurricane worries? Not Gulf Shores as it moves forward with beachfront project Alabama restaurant turns a Southern classic inside out with its crispy shrimp and grits Inside Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten Masterpiece in Florence, Alabama Alabama bicentennial workshop being held in Opelika on Sept. 15 Alabama […]

Tourism Tuesdays August 29, 2017

  State tourism campaigns are finalists for national awards, winners announced tonight Gov. Kay Ivey gives space center $10M for cyber camp, new building Labor Day celebrations across Alabama Walls of Jericho Trail Makes Reader’s Digest Top 20 Birmingham’s Food Scene Is Growing-Fast Alabama Tourism Workshop scheduled for Oct. 11 “Partner Pointer” for the tourism industry website […]