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Tourism Tuesdays June 18, 2019

Professional anglers group gets $150,000 in Alabama budget Gulf State Park receives recognition from National Geographic Birmingham and Mobile ranked among the top American Cities of the Future Alabama State Parks earn 18 TripAdvisor awards for a record year Alabama celebrates July 4 with a Bicentennial television special and events across the state Southern Baptist meeting drew […]

Tourism Tuesdays June 11, 2019

Two powerful sites challenge Larry Wheeler to contemplate our Southern history Alabama Tourism leaders find welcoming audience at IPW show in Anaheim, California CBS covers Monroeville version of “Mockingbird” play Enterprise earns ‘unbollweevible’ honor SuperChef sets for ‘Today’ show appearance The Alabama barbecue road trip you must take this summer Backers aim to connect communities […]

Tourism Tuesdays June 4, 2019

Alabama’s newest museum is about more than bugs 48 Hours in the Shoals, Alabama’s unassuming treasure Parks and Keller to get statues at Alabama Capitol Celebrating America every day in the heart of Alabama Tuscaloosa to take advantage of bicentennial celebration for tourism Shoals-themed GunRunner Hotel provides unique retreat Dreamland BBQ founder ‘Big Daddy’ Bishop […]

Alabama Governor’s Conference on Tourism Award Winners 1998-2018

Tourism Hall of Fame 1998–Walter & Bessie Bellingrath, Robert S. Hardy, Bill Turnnell 1999–Dr. Bronner, Capt. Diffley, Frances Smiley 2000–Don Naman, Judy Ryals, Lee Sentell, 2001–Bill Armistead, Patti Culp, David Johnson 2002–Talmadge Butler, Pedro Mandoki, Danna Lee Tatum 2003—Odessa Woolfolk, Eva Golson, Ed Hall 2004—Ed Buckbee 2005—Walter E. Penry, Jr. 2006—Sara Redding 2007—Martin Darity, Frances […]

Tourism Tuesdays May 28, 2019

Revitalizing Montgomery as it embraces its past Nominations for the 2019 Tourism Awards by May 30 Welcome Center greeting tourism partners on May 30 Last American slave ship is discovered in Alabama Legends in Concert brings the superstars to Coastal Alabama at new OWA Theater 2019 Alabama Governor’s Conference on Tourism “Partner Pointer” for the […]

Tourism Tuesdays May 21, 2019

Alabama tourist spend $15 billion in record tourism year Nominations for the 2019 Tourism Awards deadline extended Adventures in Alabama Huntsville and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio featured in Australian newspapers Richard Thomas to star in national tour of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Music Hall of Fame has best April attendance ever Meet the Grand Hotel’s full-time resident […]

Tourism Tuesdays May 14, 2019

Nominations for the 2019 Tourism Awards deadline extended Welcome Center greeting tourism partners Huntsville to host International Downtown Association Summit Chinese tour group gets crash course in Shoals music Return of an Alabama classic, the Hot and Hot Tomato Salad Alabama’s Gulf Coast popular year-round Memorial Day weekend celebrations across Alabama 2019 Alabama Governor’s Conference on […]

Tourism Tuesdays May 7, 2019

Nominations for the 2019 Tourism Awards deadline extended Welcome Center greeting tourism partners “To Kill a Mockingbird” nominated for 9 Tony Awards Chef from Odette in Florence wins 2019 Alabama Seafood Cook-Off Alabama’s literary capital honors authors with new sculpture trail Alabama cities celebrate National Travel and Tourism week on May 5-11 Could passenger rail service […]