Tourism News

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…..

Tourism Tuesdays April 14, 2015

Travelers spent $11.8 billion in Alabama last year Governor: Tourism Department will remain a Cabinet agency ATD has presence at Unite Visit USA Trade and Media Marketplace Alabama Shakes on PBS series USA Today names Railroad Park one of 10 best parks that help revive their city The Grand Hotel is in the running for […]

TOURISM TUESDAYS April 7, 2015

Alabama Makers Market April Walking Tours Continue Sunset Festival brings a part of Key West to The Wharf in Orange Beach White House seeks millions for civil rights sites TVA visitor area opens Birds & Blooms magazine features Alabama gardens in top ranking list Harper Lee’s new novel set to go digital ‘The Man From […]

Tourism Tuesdays March 31, 2015

Travel South showcase a success for Alabama attendees April Walking Tours Start Mobile Apps will be featured in 2016 Alabama Vacation Guide It’s not too late – come learn how to work with the Alabama Tourism Department Alabama Tourism Department attends statewide bike summit Inaugural Alabama Bicycle Summit promotes bike tourism How bicycle races became […]

Tourism Tuesdays March 24, 2015

Alabama tourism industry in Shreveport for Travel South April Walking Tours start Mobile Apps will be featured in 2016 Alabama Vacation Guide What’s the best Alabama-made food product? Vote in our bracket ADAH releases recently discovered film and photos from 1965 Learn how to work with the Alabama Tourism Department 11 things Alabama does better than […]