Tourism News

State Tourism Website Features Fall Color Map

Montgomery, AL– An interactive map on the Alabama Tourism Department’s website allows visitors to see the predicted fall color change for each weekend this fall. The map, a list of recommended viewing sites and a fall colors driving route are all available on the state tourism website at www.alabama.travel. Large concentrations of hardwoods make Alabama […]

Alabama Tourism Wins National Award

Year of Music Campaign Wins U.S. Travel Association Mercury Award Montgomery, Ala.– The Alabama Tourism Department has won the U.S. Travel Association’s National Mercury Award for its 2011 Year of Music Campaign. The National Council of State Tourism Directors (NCSTD) presented the 2012 Mercury awards for Niche Marketing to tourism director Lee Sentell last night […]

20 Events to Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Alabama

Montgomery, Ala. – Farm-to-table foods, re-enactments of famous battles and a commemoration honoring coon dogs highlight this year’s Labor Day weekend activities across Alabama. Some 20 events celebrate Labor Day beginning Friday, Aug. 31 with the world’s largest peanut boil in Luverne to the 75th annual Coon Dog Cemetery Celebration on Monday, Sept. 3 in […]

2012 Alabama Governor’s Conference on Tourism

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Thirteen awards honoring attractions and leaders will be presented at the Alabama Governor’s Conference on Tourism (AGCT). The 2012 conference will be held in Point Clear Aug. 19-21 at the Marriott Grand Hotel. More than 250 tourism professionals from around the state will gather for the three-day event that opens Sunday, Aug. […]