Tourism News

ALABAMA TOURISM DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER JUNE 6,2013

• Restaurants signing up for Alabama Restaurant Week • Deadline July 1 to sign-up for April Walking Tours 2014 • Official Alabama Vacation Guide 2014 – June 10 deadline • Do You Have What It Takes For National Geographic? • UA to commemorate 50th anniversary of the ‘Stand in the Schoolhouse Door’ • Decatur’s Big […]

Do You Have What It Takes For National Geographic?

The nomination process has started and thirty-eight attractions, natural areas, festival and other points of interest in Alabama have already submitted their nominations for a four-state US Gulf Coast Geotourism MapGuide. Not all those who submit will make the final cut, but you have to submit to be considered by National Geographic for this project. […]

ALABAMA TOURISM DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER MAY 28, 2013-REVISED

• Obama honors victims of 1963 Birmingham church bombing • Alabama Restaurant Week sign up • Sign-Up period for April Walking Tours 2014 begins • Only 6 weeks left to enter nominations for National Geographic project • Alabama celebrates sinking of ‘The LuLu’ off coast of Orange Beach • Gulf Coast states get creative with […]

BBQ sauce championship generates wide press coverage

Celebrity judges picked the sauce from Phil’s barbecue restaurant in Eufaula as the state “BBQ Sauce-Off Champion” during a tasting Saturday at Pepper Place Market in Birmingham.  The regional competitions leading up to the championship generated more than 50 newspaper articles and was covered by television stations across the state. “The Alabama Tourism Department designed […]

ALABAMA TOURISM DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER MAY 22, 2013

• BBQ sauce championship generates wide press coverage • Time to sign up for Alabama Restaurant Week • Sign-Up period for April Walking Tours 2014 begins • Alabama’s tourism up 5 percent, state welcome center manager says • Marilyn Stamps to be honored after 27 years in tourism • Sixty-day window to nominate tourism points […]

Phil’s wins state BBQ sauce championship

  BIRMINGHAM – Celebrity judges picked Phil’s as the state “BBQ Sauce-Off Champion” during a tasting Saturday at Pepper Place Market in Birmingham.  The sauces in the championship were the regional winners of a series of barbecue sauce competitions held across the state earlier this month by the Alabama Tourism Department. Sauces in the championship […]

ALABAMA TOURISM DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER MAY 15, 2013

• Governor Bentley signs Gulf State Park legislation, discusses restoration projects • Alabama Tourism holds BBQ sauce championship at Pepper Place • Alabama Gulf Seafood serves up local catch at Hangout Music Festival • Dauphin Island Sea Lab Designated as Alabama’s Restore Research Center of Excellence • LPGA’s second stop in Alabama on schedule for […]

Alabama Tourism holds BBQ sauce championship at Pepper Place

  BIRMINGHAM – A panel of celebrity judges will decide the state “BBQ Sauce-Off Champion” Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Pepper Place Market in Birmingham. The judges will sample winning barbecue sauces from a series of regional competitions held this month across the state by the Alabama Tourism Department. Cindy Martin CEO/President of AL.com, Vanessa […]