Monthly Archives: March 2014

Alabama Tourism Department Newsletter March 12, 2014

National Park Service chief tours civil rights landmarks Thousands march in Selma Travelers spent $11 billion in Alabama last year The Scottsboro Boys nominated for six British Awards, including Best Musical Alabama has two barbecue chains on the list of America’s 10 best U. S. Space & Rocket Center opened two new exhibits March 8 […]

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Alabama Tourism Department Newsletter March 5, 2014

• U.S. Space & Rocket Center is Alabama’s #1 tourism attraction • National Shrimp Festival earns awards at industry conference • Red Mountain Park recognized as National City Park Leader • Park hosted the first annual African American tour • Travel to Mobile • Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries announces Facebook fishing photo contest • […]

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Travelers spent $11 billion in Alabama last year

Montgomery, Ala – Travelers spent $11 billion and were responsible for more than 163,000 jobs last year in the state, according to preliminary estimates from the Alabama Tourism Department. This represents a 3.1% increase in travel spending over the previous year. The report showed that travelers spent money on hotels, restaurants, retail purchases and transportation […]

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