Monthly Archives: January 2022

Alabama Tourism Department recognizes industry leaders

(Gulf Shores, AL) The Alabama Tourism Department recognized its 2021 award winners during the 2021 Alabama Governor’s Conference on Tourism, held on location at Gulf State Park. Winners include Herb Malone, CEO of Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award; City of Wetumpka and RTR Media for Small Town Promotion of the Year with the HGTV’s “Home Town Take Over,” actor Myk Watford as […]

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Gov. Ivey’s Million Dollar Grant to Train Future Tourism Employees

(Gulf Shores, AL) Gov. Kay Ivey told the state’s tourism industry today that she is awarding $1 million to fund a certification program and prepare up to 2,000 students to join the state’s $16 billion hospitality industry. Leaders requested the funds, citing a shortage of new employees entering the workforce since the Covid pandemic began […]

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