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Call for Participation in Alabama Restaurant Week 2014

Alabama Restaurant Week Friday August 15 through Sunday August 24, 2014  Alabama Restaurant Week is a marketing event that highlights restaurants in Alabama and is part of the overall Alabama Tourism Department’s Alabama Food campaign. Restaurants may sign up at www.alabamarestaurantweek.com now. Sign up is quick and easy. (NOTE: IF YOU SIGNED UP LAST YEAR, […]

Alabama Tourism Department News May 27, 2014

‘Selma’ movie under way, will film in Selma and Montgomery Al Hutchinson to lead Mobile area tourism efforts Chef Hastings opening new restaurant: Food & Wine has already noticed Birmingham Zoo plans $15M renovation Alabama’s top paid destination in Huntsville gets accolade from TripAdvisor Decatur’s Point Mallard makes 14 Greatest Water Parks list McWane Science […]

Alabama Tourism Department News May 13, 2014

April Walking Tours has record number of participants Southern Makers event in Montgomery builds on success Freedom Rides Museum to open new exhibit Memorial Day Weekend Sara Hamlin one of the 14 most influential women in group travel Business Insider names Highlands Bar and Grill one of the nation’s best Alabama Music Hall of Fame […]

Alabama Tourism Department News May 7, 2014

Montgomery named Best Historic City Alabama Scenic River Trail announces Tallapoosa River expansion USA TODAY: Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q celebrates the South Chicago Tribune: Alabama musical trail perfect for drifting cowboys Mobile Bay featured in tourism fiction contest ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ enters digital age Dauphin Island is on 10Best / USA TODAY Readers’ Choice […]

Alabama Tourism Department News April 29, 2014

Alabama Tourism Department Annual Report Guinness says “world’s largest motorcycle museum” Alabama State Parks mobile app now available ConventionSouth Magazine picks ‘elite’ meeting spots Ten historic ballparks where you can still catch a game Tours of iconic Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Sheffield draw 1,400 visitors Alabama Music Hall of Fame induction banquet makes $80,000 […]

Alabama Tourism Department News April 22, 2014

USA TODAY: Jim ‘N Nick’s #1 and Moe’s #9 on list of best BBQ chains Art of Alabama Food exhibit hits the road for New Orleans Trails are important to tourism and Alabama is listening Red Mountain Park featured by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy USA TODAY: Alabama’s Blue Spring Loop named one of nation’s top trails Vote […]

Make a difference by donating to the AGCT Silent Auction to benefit Alabama’s Tourism & Hospitality Industry Scholarship Fund

The Silent Auction held during the Alabama Governor’s Conference on Tourism benefits the Alabama Tourism & Hospitality Industry Scholarship Fund.  The AGCT Silent Auction has risen over $202,000 over the past 20 years.  Scholarships are awarded annually to students currently working toward degrees in the field of hospitality, tourism, hotel, culinary or food service management. […]

Alabama Welcome Centers Tourism Day Celebration Calendar

The Alabama Welcome Centers have set their Tourism Day Celebration Calendar.  They welcome Alabama’s tourism industry partners to participate in their salute to the visitors traveling in our state.  Tourism Industry Partners may set up an exhibit/table in the centers during the celebration day to promote their attraction/restaurant/hotel/destination. Food products, trinkets and brochures are distributed […]