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Signed up for International Showcase?

Registration is currently underway for the International Showcase held in Nashville,December 3-6, 2013. This will be the second international show presented by Travel South. Last year the response from both overseas tour companies and Alabama suppliers was great. Nashville will be an exciting city for the International tour operators, so I think the level and […]

ALABAMA TOURISM DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER JUNE 18, 2013

• ‘Sky’ high on Alabama: Air travelers worldwide can read article on state’s economic rise • Alabama Restaurant Week grows to 71, more requested • Deadline for towns to sign-up for 2014 April Walking Tours is July 1 • Aug. 1, is deadline to update your listings for the 2014 Alabama Vacation Guide & Calendar of […]

ALABAMA TOURISM DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER JUNE 11, 2013

• Alabama Restaurant Week crosses the 50 mark • July 1, deadline for towns to sign-up for April Walking Tours • 2014 Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to participate in Blue Star Museums • Once dying, Birmingham is suddenly hot • Official Alabama Vacation Guide & Calendar of Events 2014 – deadline extended to July 15 […]

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 […]