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Travelers spent $11 billion in Alabama last year

Montgomery, Ala – Travelers spent $11 billion and were responsible for more than 163,000 jobs last year in the state, according to preliminary estimates from the Alabama Tourism Department. This represents a 3.1% increase in travel spending over the previous year. The report showed that travelers spent money on hotels, restaurants, retail purchases and transportation […]

U.S. Space & Rocket Center is Alabama’s Number One Tourism Attraction

Montgomery, Ala – More than 580,000 people visited the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville last year, ranking it number one among state attractions that charge admission, followed by the Birmingham Zoo at second with 574,176 and the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at third with 530,678, state tourism officials say. Five of the […]

Alabama Tourism Department Newsletter February 12, 2014

Alabama tourism booming while Mississippi struggles Tourism booming in Montgomery Location, Location, Location Great American Bites: BBQ heaven at Alabama’s Dreamland U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville to receive nearly $1 million grant from NASA From driving school to upcoming new vehicle releases, Porsche and Barber Motorsports Park have strong ties Gadsden destination app […]

Alabama Tourism Department Newsletter February 6, 2014

The Alabama Tourism Department and The Art of Alabama Food Alabama beaches recover from Gulf oil spill to post third consecutive record tourism year The Scottsboro Boys named Best Musical in U.K.’s Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards The Alabama Music Hall of Fame hosts an introduction to the 2014 Class of Inductees to the Hall of […]

April Walking Tours

Some 33 towns across Alabama will be on display during Saturday mornings in April as part of the Alabama Tourism Department’s April Walking Tours. A variety of community leaders will lead the free tours through the historic districts or courthouse square areas of their hometowns.  The hour-long tours will start at 10 a.m. on April […]

Alabama Tourism Department Newsletter February 6, 2014

The Alabama Tourism Department and The Art of Alabama Food Alabama beaches recover from Gulf oil spill to post third consecutive record tourism year The Scottsboro Boys named Best Musical in U.K.’s Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards The Alabama Music Hall of Fame hosts an introduction to the 2014 Class of Inductees to the Hall of […]

50th Anniversary Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March, 2015

Alabama was the stage for a number of the most significant events and home to many individuals who shaped the course of the Civil Rights Movement in America. The 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March will occur in 2015. In anticipation of the date, several important civil rights sites are getting ready.  Dexter […]

150th Anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay and Siege of Fort Morgan, 2014

On August 1-3, 2014 re-enactors from across the nation will commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the Battle of Mobile Bay and Siege of Fort Morgan. Friday’s events include artillery firing at 6:30 pm followed by Civil War era music performed by Bobby Horton, a Birmingham, Alabama, native is known for his authentic Civil War recordings performed […]