Destination Optimization Seminars

FREE EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS COMING TO YOUR AREA – FEB 2022   The Alabama Tourism Department is conducting seminars across the state to assist tourism organizations and their local tourist attractions and business improve the information visitors are seeing on public websites. These Destination Optimization seminars are aimed at improving the quality of a local community’s […]

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 […]

Alabama Tourism Department’s new podcast about the Civil Rights Trail allows the listener to take a deeper dive into events that shaped a nation

Highlights: Alabama Civil Rights Trail Podcast has 3 episodes, First episode is an in-depth look at the Freedom Riders, Second episode dives deeper into Birmingham’s role in the Civil Rights Movement, Third episode examines the Voting Rights Act and the Selma to Montgomery March, Podcast is available on Apple, Spotify, iHeartRadio or wherever you listen […]

Alabama’s travel industry survived pandemic better than 45 other states

For Immediate Release   April 22, 2021   Alabama’s travel industry survived pandemic better than 45 other states   (Montgomery, AL) Robust spending by tourists at Alabama beaches in 2020 allowed the state to rank in the top five in the nation for the smallest percentage drop in travel expenditures during the international pandemic, Alabama Tourism […]