What Alabama Welcome Centers Can Do For You

As the first points of contact with more than six million visitors each year, our eight Alabama Welcome centers greet travelers with true Southern hospitality.

Our Mission – The mission of the Alabama Welcome Center is to achieve a positive impression of Alabama by assisting and informing the traveling public in a knowledgeable and courteous manner in order to enhance and extend their visit and increase the economic benefit to Alabama.

Greet Your Visitors at Alabama’s Front Door
Do you include Alabama’s Welcome Centers in your marketing strategy? You should. They are the first points of contact with more than six million visitors each year. Our eight Welcome Centers provide numerous ways to connect with travelers as they begin their trip through Alabama. Take advantage of opportunities for brochure distribution, special promotions, and lodging reservations, all available at no cost to you. You can raise your visibility among the traveling public and extend the reach of your marketing dollars. FREE.

Give a Warm Welcome – Display Your Brochure
Place your brochure in the Alabama Welcome Center – it’s a great way to get your message into the hands and minds of interested travelers. Our Welcome centers play such a prominent role in providing travelers with a first impression of Alabama. All materials for display and distribution must be approved before they are placed in the Centers. FREE.

Your Special Day at an Alabama Welcome Center
You can showcase your area, city, attraction or special event by visiting us to share your updates. Hosting a day named for your individual destination, attraction or special event gives a special treat for the road-weary travelers when they stop in. you can set up a booth or table, distribute promotional materials, provide refreshments or giveaways, craft demonstrations, costumed mascots and more. What better way to sell your destination than one-on-one interaction with the travelers. FREE.

Lodging Promotion – Showcase Your Lodging Property & Attraction
We invite lodging properties and attractions to come spend a few hours with us in one of the nearby Welcome Centers. You can set up a table, distribute brochures, discount coupons and refreshments to travelers. A property will book room nights and see numerous walk-ins as a direct result. The visit can be profitable as well as a benefit to the Welcome Center team to create awareness of your property, attractions and specials. FREE.

Invite Alabama Travelers to Stay a While – Room Reservation Service
Every lodging property in the State of Alabama is automatically included in the Room reservation services, which enables the Welcome Center staff to assist travelers with free reservations. FREE.

Participate in Familiarization Tours
We all know it is much easier to promote an attraction or destination that we have seen and know firsthand. Your travel region can help Alabama Welcome Center Team members acquire that know;edge by hosting a familiarization tour designed especially for them. After the tour, the Tourist representative returns to their Center with in-depth knowledge of suggestions for the traveler to see and do within your region or area enabling them to provide a wealth of helpful details on the attractions and the destination to Alabama travelers.

For more details on any of the above contact an Alabama Welcome Center Manager or Frances Smiley at: frances.smiley@tourism.alabama.gov