Tourism News

Tourism Tuesdays June 2, 2015

Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman Harper Collins’ most pre-ordered book Alabama Tourism Department hosts marketplace for local vendors Travel South International Committee meets Alabama destinations encouraged to look to IPW 2016 in New Orleans Huntsville’s Cotton Row tops USA Today‘s Best Southern Fine Dining Downtown Visitor Center earns TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Alabama Bass […]

Tourism Tuesdays May 26, 2015

  Deadline for April Walking Tours 2016 is Monday Attention: Alabama gift shop owners and managers Alabama Restaurant Week set for August 14 – 23 Stones play ‘Sticky Fingers’ live for first time, including 3 songs originally recorded in Alabama CVB/Port of Huntsville team up to launch Visitor Information Kiosk Alabama Voices recognized by the […]

Tourism Tuesdays May 19, 2015

Alabama throws down the barbecue gauntlet at Memphis in May Attention: Alabama gift shop owners and managers Sign-Up for April Walking Tours 2016 Alabama Tourism Department Workshop rescheduled Alabama economy to be featured in special section of United Airlines in-flight magazine UK travel agents visit Alabama How Birmingham’s culinary scene is changing the city In […]

Tourism Tuesdays May 12, 2015

  Alabama Garden Trail brochure released Sign-Up for April Walking Tours 2016 Americana Music Triangle officially announced Three Alabama cities join Alabama tourism information on DiscoverAmerica.com Alabama Music Hall of Fame induction banquet returns to the Shoals in 2016 Opening Day at CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park 3 Alabama eateries in running for USA Today’s 10Best […]

Tourism Tuesdays May 5, 2015

Birmingham is No. 1 on Zagat’s list of America’s Next Hot Food Cities   USA TODAY features Jim ‘N Nicks and Moe’s among America’s best regional chains USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Eight eats in Alabama that are more than food Alabama Shakes Scores Its First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart April Walking Tours […]

Tourism Tuesdays April 28, 2015

Tourists paid $548 million in state taxes in 2014, up 79% in 12 years Tourism sparks River Region economy Barber Motorsports IndyCar race gets 2+ minutes on David Letterman Groups film at Cheaha, plead for park to remain open Every High School in America is getting a free DVD of Selma Sleeping in rain for […]

Tourism Tuesdays April 21, 2015

Leisure Group Travel Magazine highlights Civil Rights Sites ‘I felt like we were saved that day’, the Hog Wild Beach & BBQ story Bellingrath Gardens and Home Executive Director receives Outstanding Alumni Award Racing rovers under the space shuttle, climbing Martian hills, and navigating moon rocks. It’s racing in the Rocket City Alabama Makers Market […]

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…..