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Tourism Tuesday May 19, 2020

Year of Natural Wonders, not viral tedium Alabama lawmakers approve Ivey’s plan for $1.8 billion in CARES Act funds Alabama luxury hotel group prepares for full reopening by emphasizing safety: ‘We take this seriously’ Alabama’s tourism economy benefits from Florida’s shutdown of vacation rentals Carnival Fantasy projected to set sail out of Mobile on September […]

Tourism Tuesday May 12, 2020

Alabama beach businesses work to recover visitor dollars lost to COVID-19 2025 World Police and Fire Games coming to Alabama The Market at Pepper Place models scalable, drive-thru farmers market to help small, family farms On the shoulders of giants Rough Guides calls Alabama’s efforts one of the 12 best around the world Birmingham’s Automatic […]

Tourism Tuesday May 5, 2020

‘Safe’ becomes rural tourism pitch to a distancing public Alabama shatters tourism records in 2019, but 2020 looks bleak U.S. Travel Industry releases guidance for “Travel in the new normal” First weekend of open beaches brings on crowds Waverly’s Old 280 Boogie moved to October; will celebrate 20th year Alabama Tourism Partner Pointer –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ‘Safe’ […]

ALABAMA TOURISM INDUSTRY GROWS NEAR RECORD $17 BILLION

For immediate release Twenty-eight million tourists spent a record $16.8 billion while vacationing in Alabama in 2019, the Alabama Tourism Department reports, crediting the arrival of more than a million additional guests who spent a billion dollars more than tourists the previous year.   With growth at nearly 8 percent, it was the third consecutive […]

Tourism Tuesday April 28, 2020

Gov. Ivey reopens state gulf beaches Thursday Alabama tourism: Big business knocked down by coronavirus Motorcoach industry faces collapse without help, says charter bus operator in Alabama New name, same games: The World Games Birmingham updates official moniker Alabama Tourism Partner Pointer   ________________________________________________________ Gov. Ivey reopens state gulf beaches Thursday Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey […]

Tourism Tuesday April 21, 2020

2019 record traveler expenditures near $17 billion The Alabama Tourism Department to hold a virtual board meeting Return to ‘normal’ must be gradual How the BP Spill may help Gulf coast businesses cope with COVID-19 Hidden Alabama gardens are like a portal straight to Japan Maximize PPP Forgiveness Webinar ATD Targets Earth Day to Officially Roll […]

Tourism Tuesday April 15, 2020

From mountain top to beaches, Alabama has something for everyone Alabama tourism among states least affected by Coronavirus Six magical places in Alabama to bookmark for your future adventures Alabama Tourism Partner Pointer __________________________________________________ From mountain top to beaches, Alabama has something for everyone From the article by Blake Guthrie on (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) AJC.com Alabama beckons […]

Tourism Tuesdays March 10, 2020

ATD Spring Tourism Workshop April 9 Statewide walking tours begin in April U.S. Space & Rocket Center sets records as Alabama’s most visited 2019 tourism attraction Top 10 Admission Charged Attractions 2019 Tourists from around the world visit Guntersville for 50th Bassmaster Classic 48 hours of birding in Birmingham The best Gulf Shores experiences along […]