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Tourism Tuesdays July 16, 2019

Huntsville sets Apollo 11 anniversary events Fly me to the Moon Discovering Alabama Wins 2019 EMMY Award Fly me to the Moon Vote for the Grand Hotel as one of the best New children’s book highlights charms of Eufaula Residence Inn by Marriott opens in Decatur Gulf Coast rail advocates detail Amtrak return plan 2019 Alabama […]

Tourism Tuesdays July 9, 2019

The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center achieves coveted rating Mardi Gras flag wins Mobile County Commission approval Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing with special food & drinks Chesney, Buffett, Nelson and McAnally join Caroline Jones on ‘Gulf Coast Girl’ Downtown tour company launches trolley service 10 of the best […]

Tourism Tuesdays July 2, 2019

Alabama celebrates July 4 with a bicentennial television special and events across the state Alabama’s six constitutions make historic trip to free in-state showing Birmingham celebrates the 65th anniversary of the A.G. Gaston Motel Alabama State Parks commemorating the state’s bicentennial with free park admission July 19 Barrick wins the American Public Gardens Association’s Service […]

Tourism Tuesdays June 25, 2019

Tourism department retains Birmingham firm as ad agency Financial Times does feature article on Space Camp Alabama’s Africatown hopes for revival after slave ship discovery HBO documentary focuses on Alabama civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson The nicest place in Alabama: Drexell & Honeybees Donations Only Restaurant Tuscumbia’s Ivy Green celebrates the remarkable life of Helen Keller […]

Tourism Tuesdays June 18, 2019

Professional anglers group gets $150,000 in Alabama budget Gulf State Park receives recognition from National Geographic Birmingham and Mobile ranked among the top American Cities of the Future Alabama State Parks earn 18 TripAdvisor awards for a record year Alabama celebrates July 4 with a Bicentennial television special and events across the state Southern Baptist meeting drew […]

Tourism Tuesdays June 11, 2019

Two powerful sites challenge Larry Wheeler to contemplate our Southern history Alabama Tourism leaders find welcoming audience at IPW show in Anaheim, California CBS covers Monroeville version of “Mockingbird” play Enterprise earns ‘unbollweevible’ honor SuperChef sets for ‘Today’ show appearance The Alabama barbecue road trip you must take this summer Backers aim to connect communities […]

Tourism Tuesdays June 4, 2019

Alabama’s newest museum is about more than bugs 48 Hours in the Shoals, Alabama’s unassuming treasure Parks and Keller to get statues at Alabama Capitol Celebrating America every day in the heart of Alabama Tuscaloosa to take advantage of bicentennial celebration for tourism Shoals-themed GunRunner Hotel provides unique retreat Dreamland BBQ founder ‘Big Daddy’ Bishop […]

Alabama Governor’s Conference on Tourism Award Winners 1998-2018

Tourism Hall of Fame 1998–Walter & Bessie Bellingrath, Robert S. Hardy, Bill Turnnell 1999–Dr. Bronner, Capt. Diffley, Frances Smiley 2000–Don Naman, Judy Ryals, Lee Sentell, 2001–Bill Armistead, Patti Culp, David Johnson 2002–Talmadge Butler, Pedro Mandoki, Danna Lee Tatum 2003—Odessa Woolfolk, Eva Golson, Ed Hall 2004—Ed Buckbee 2005—Walter E. Penry, Jr. 2006—Sara Redding 2007—Martin Darity, Frances […]