Category Archives: Resources

2021 and 2022 Welcome Center Retreat dates and locations set

The Alabama Tourism Department proudly announces the Alabama Welcome Center Retreat Dates and Locations for 2021 and 2022. Selma will host Oct. 24-26, 2021, and Daphne/Fairhope/Eastern Shores will host Oct. 23-25, 2022. The Alabama Welcome Center Retreat allows the Alabama tourism industry the opportunity to showcase our communities to the devoted staff of the Alabama […]

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Tourism Industry Glossary

GLOSSARY OF INDUSTRY TERMS AAA – Formerly the American Automobile Association – Network of travel agencies that specialize in tour planning. Based in Orlando. ABA – American Bus Association. Bus owners’ membership organization. Affinity groups – Groups sharing a common interest. Pre-formed group. Airbnb– online marketplace and hospitality service, enabling people to lease or rent […]

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Five day U.S. Civil Rights Itinerary – Circle tour of top sites

To force change in the United States of America, many took to the streets in the 1960s in deliberate, non-violent confrontations to demand social justice. Montgomery, Birmingham and Selma, among others, were anvils on which civil rights victories were hammered. Historic events transformed ordinary citizens like Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., Fred Shuttlesworth, Fred […]

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