Alabama Governor’s Conference on Tourism, July 19-22, Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center

Join tourism professionals from around the State of Alabama for the Alabama Governor’s Conference on Tourism, July 19-22, Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center. Educational sessions, tourism vendors trade show, silent auction, tourism industry updates, legislative update session and networking opportunities will be offered over the 2.5 day conference. Networking opportunities with tourism […]

Alabama Tourism Department News April 15, 2014

Alabama BBQ Bracket 2014: Little roadside joint knocks off the big boys Meet the Florence folks whose ribs smoked the competition “Muscle Shoals” makes debut on PBS and APT names 10 best places to see amazing quilts ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ other Alabama-set books draw tourists to state New audio walking tour of Monroeville’s […]

Alabama Tourism Department News April 2, 2014

Nominations again being accepted for National Geographic project Washington Post reports Alabama’s April Walking Tours program returns Tour Muscle Shoals Sound Studios before renovation John Dersham selected the Times-Journal’s Citizen of Influence for 2014 AMLA launches new mobile app and responsive design website Montgomery plans 50th anniversary of completion of voting rights march Montgomery nominated […]

Nominations Again Being Accepted for National Geographic Project; How to Nominate

On March 25, 2014, the Alabama Tourism Department and National Geographic unveiled a new four-state project; U.S. Gulf Coast States Geotourism.  Some 341 Alabama sites nominated by 121 Alabamians were part of the website on the initial launch.  They joined similar sites from Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida in the four-state coloration with National Geographic. Geotourism […]

Alabama Tourism Department News March 26, 2014

National Geographic and Alabama Tourism collaborate on Geotourism project Alabama parks drive $375M into state economy Alabama State Parks to host second event as part of Baumhower’s ShrimpFest and BBQ Series at Gulf State Park pavilion U.S. Space & Rocket Center seeks a shuttle training aircraft ‘Happy’ song gets ahold of Birmingham in new viral […]

Alabama Tourism Department Newsletter March 20, 2014

Alabama Barbecue Bracket 2014: State’s BBQ joints compete for best pork, chicken, ribs and sauce U.S. Gulf Coast States Geotourism Workshop with National Geographic New Civil Heritage Trail debuts in downtown Montgomery Lee Sentell’s joke earns a headline Go for the food: Seafood Row on Alabama Gulf Coast Southern Hospitality Traveler magazine features state tourism’s Birmingham Road […]

Alabama Tourism Department Newsletter March 12, 2014

National Park Service chief tours civil rights landmarks Thousands march in Selma Travelers spent $11 billion in Alabama last year The Scottsboro Boys nominated for six British Awards, including Best Musical Alabama has two barbecue chains on the list of America’s 10 best U. S. Space & Rocket Center opened two new exhibits March 8 […]

Alabama Tourism Department Newsletter March 5, 2014

• U.S. Space & Rocket Center is Alabama’s #1 tourism attraction • National Shrimp Festival earns awards at industry conference • Red Mountain Park recognized as National City Park Leader • Park hosted the first annual African American tour • Travel to Mobile • Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries announces Facebook fishing photo contest • […]