Tourism News

Date change – Alabama Tourism Department Workshop

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Alabama Tourism Department Workshop date has been changed to May 8.  Please mark your calendar and make plans to attend the Alabama Tourism Workshop on Wed., May 8, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The workshop, which is for tourism industry members, event organizers and anyone interested in enhancing tourism in their […]

Barbecue contest narrows to Final Four

MONTGOMERY – Barbecue fans can now vote to see which of two restaurants will square off against each other in a Facebook contest to be named the state’s favorite barbecue restaurant. The Final Four competing restaurants are: Big Bob Gibson in Decatur Jim ‘N Nick’s in Birmingham Sam’s BBQ in Montgomery The Shed in Mobile. […]

April Walking Tours

Some 23 towns across Alabama will be on display during Saturday mornings in April as part of the Alabama Tourism Department’s April Walking Tours. A variety of community leaders will lead the free tours through the historic districts or courthouse square areas of their hometowns.  The hour-long tours will start at 10 a.m. on April […]

2013 Alabama BBQ Sauce-Off

The Alabama Tourism Department is looking for Alabama’s tastiest BBQ sauces for our statewide BBQ Sauce-Off. A panel of judges will select the winning BBQ sauce by region and then the winners will compete at the finals in Birmingham on May 18. All sauces must be from Alabama or bottled for an Alabama-based company. Sauces must be available […]

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is Alabama’s Number One Tourism Attraction

Montgomery, Ala – More than 592,000 golfers played the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail last year, ranking it number one among state attractions that charge admission.  Nine of the state’s Top Ten attractions charging admission showed an increase in attendance over previous years.  Attendance figures were collected by the Alabama Tourism Department from local tourism […]

What Alabama Welcome Centers Can Do For You

As the first points of contact with more than six million visitors each year, our eight Alabama Welcome centers greet travelers with true Southern hospitality. Our Mission – The mission of the Alabama Welcome Center is to achieve a positive impression of Alabama by assisting and informing the traveling public in a knowledgeable and courteous […]

Alabama Tourism plans BBQ competitions and restaurant week for 2013

MONTGOMERY – Alabama barbecue fans will vote for their favorite restaurants and experts will name the best barbecue sauce in 2013, tourism officials said, in announcing an expanded Year of Alabama Food campaign. A comprehensive list of barbecue restaurants, including 30 that have been in operation for a half century, will be posted online to […]