Tourism News

Welcome Center Holiday Open House Dates

Happy Holidays from the ladies and gentleman of our 8 Welcome Centers. The pubic is invited to stop by for holiday refreshments and to meet the people that welcome our travelers to Sweet Home Alabama everyday!  The dates are: 12/8-Grand Bay,  Lanett & Houston 12/10-Baldwin 12/14-Dekalb & Sumter 12/15-Cleburne 12/22-Ardmore The public is invited to […]

Tourism Tuesdays November 29, 2016

Obama will sign proclamation in January designating national historic civil rights area in Birmingham Governor Bentley to light official state Christmas tree Friday Governor’s Mansion open for Candlelight Tours Book talk at Archives by Ed Bridges, Alabama: The making of an American state Replica of Columbus’ ships Pinta and Nina will land in Rogersville Alabama […]

Tourism Tuesdays November 22, 2016

Governor’s Mansion open for Candlelight Tours $63 million in oil spill money released for Alabama coast Architectural Digest: Alabama’s best-kept secret: Gulf Shores Austrian company adds additional Alabama tours Huntsville – The Rocket City and more Ed Bridges to present book talk Gulf Adventure Center to reopen at The Wharf in Orange Beach Movie expected […]

Tourism Tuesdays November 15, 2016

USA TODAY: Sweet home, Carnival – Mobile is back as a cruise port Alabama cooks compete at World Food Championships in Orange Beach Muscle Shoals: Guests donate to get studio operational Holiday events across Alabama Goat Hill Gift Shop annual holiday open house and book signing More record tourism numbers in Gulf Shores and Orange […]

Tourism Tuesdays November 8, 2016

Governor awards $1.6 million in grants for trail improvements in Alabama Amusement park ‘more upscale than Six Flags’ set for Alabama coast Roller coaster rivaling longest in the U.S. anchoring coastal Alabama amusement park Alabama’s music heritage runs deep Big Bob Gibson’s Chris Lilly inducted into barbecue hall of fame Alabama steakhouse named one of […]

Tourism Tuesdays November 1, 2016

Automotive editor for The Sun drives from Alabama to Texas in a rented Hellcat and writes about the trip, 2.2 million read The next national monuments? Obama administration officials visit iconic civil rights sites in Alabama The Rise of Civil Rights Tourism in America’s Deep South Why did Bob Dylan pay a visit to Birmingham’s […]

Tourism Tuesdays October 25, 2016

Alabama tourism outpaces state economy Governor’s Conference on Tourism raises more than $30,000 for scholarships Alabama’s ‘iconic’ beachfront in Gulf Shores begins $15 million facelift Historical marker honoring attorney Fred Gray unveiled in Tuskegee  Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church invites public to attend services  Birmingham getting closer to national park designation for Civil Rights […]

Tourism Tuesdays October 18, 2016

Alabama Music Hall of Fame puts spotlight on star players. Travel South International Showcase deadlines Campaign with UK tea company a success Italian tour company plans motorcycle tour through Alabama Support Alabama State Parks USA TODAY features 10 mysterious and marvelous places to explore – including one in Alabama Haunted Tuscaloosa Tours highlight spooky sites […]