Tourism News

Tourism Tuesdays July 18, 2017

       New amusement park a ‘game changer’ for Alabama tourism         Alabama Tourism Department to hold marketplace for local vendors         Southern rock band Bishop Gunn to record at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio         College football impacts state economy in a big way         Auburn Opelika Marriott earns AAA Four Diamond rating […]

Tourism Tuesdays July 11, 2017

The Park at OWA opens July 21 National Monument designation offers economic benefits for Birmingham Birmingham embracing its past and present to shape the future ‘American Idol’ auditions to bring thousands of musicians, national focus to Shoals Local restaurants encouraged to sign-up for Alabama Restaurant Week USA TODAY profiles the Shoals in article on Southern towns […]

Tourism Tuesdays June 27, 2017

Shaping Alabama’s two new national parks Toronto Star: 7 things to experience in Alabama Food & Wine magazine moving to Birmingham U.S. Space & Rocket Center will get ‘state-of-the-art planetarium’ July 4th celebrations across Alabama  Don Staley to head Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission Southern Makers event announced for Aug. 12-13 in Birmingham ALABAMA 200 bicentennial […]

Tourism Tuesdays June 20, 2017

New York City celebrates “Sweet Home Alabama” The New York Times: 36 Hours in Birmingham San Francisco Chronicle: One Day, One Place- Tasty bite of Deep South in Birmingham Southern Living: Some of the best gulf beaches are in Alabama Oprah Winfrey’s magazine highlights City Cafe and Wintzell’s Oyster House Toronto Star: Musical roots run deep […]

Tourism Tuesdays June 13, 2017

Alabama Tourism brings the mountains and Mardi Gras to New York Food Network visits three coastal Alabama restaurants New 18-acre park planned for Birmingham Selma’s St. James Hotel to be reborn as hotelFUBU Billy Reid interviewed about Florence’s Frank Lloyd Wright House State tourism award nominations deadline is June 23 Alabama Gulf Seafood Summit is June […]

Tourism Tuesdays June 6, 2017

OWA amusement park on the fast track to completion, set to open mid-July Hotel Indigo opens in Orange Beach Muscle Shoals Sound Studio attracting global visitors Gregg Allman’s Muscle Shoals swansong and Fame Studios roots Chris Blankenship appointed as acting commissioner of Department of Conservation and Natural Resources AL.com poll for Alabama’s Best Steakhouse ALABAMA […]

Tourism Tuesdays May 30, 2017

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail celebrates 25 years 15 family-friendly Alabama road trips to take this summer Alabama beach wins national award for restoration Birmingham launches film office in effort to recruit movie productions Recipe for All Pro Hospitality Redmont Distilling wins Alabama Distillery of the Year award Birmingham’s Elyton Hotel, formerly the Empire Hotel, […]

Tourism Tuesdays May 23, 2017

Tourism industry legislation Amusement park momentum builds following Wahlburgers reveal, with ‘many’ others coming Kiefer Sutherland cuts track at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios Muscle Shoals Sound Studio extends hours and adds Sundays Alabama’s Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q named Grand Champion in Memphis Kiwanis Club breaks ground at Vulcan for new Centennial Park Whistle blower and […]