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2014 Economic Impact of Travel

Travelers spent $11.8 billion and were responsible for 167,273 jobs last year in Alabama. This represents a 7.3% increase in traveler spending on hotels, restaurants, shopping and transportation. Download the full report…..

Tourism Tuesdays July 21, 2015

Who should the Alabama Music Hall of Fame induct next? You tell them Two Alabama BBQ joints featured on Cooking Channel show tonight Go Set a Watchman release draws ‘media avalanche’ Monroeville Perry County site added to civil rights Selma to Montgomery National Historic Rail Tax incentives bring film, TV show crews to Alabama Selma […]

Tourism Tuesdays July 14, 2015

>AL governor proclaims July 14 Go Set A Watchman Day >The Wall Street Journal: Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman takes over literary world >LA Times: Harper Lee’s hometown in a frenzy on the eve of Go Set a Watchman release >Watchman to bring more dollars to Mockingbird town >World attends Harper Lee’s Watchman celebration […]

Tourism Tuesdays July 7, 2015

Monroeville celebrates Harper Lee’s new novel Intermark lands state tourism advertising account CNN: The difference between grilling and barbecue Famous foods: Sweet Rack Rib Shack named in ‘The 100 Best Barbecue Restaurants in America’ Alabama-based Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q to be featured this week on Food Network MONEY magazine names Prattville top place for golfers […]