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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 September 1, 2015

Barbecue documentary airs Sunday at 6 on APTV Winners announced for the Alabama Tourism Department’s Barbecue Battle Labor Day celebrations across Alabama AL Tourism holds road trip video contest Birmingham’s dining boom, Gulf Coast fare, Mardi Gras and golf Trails Commission website highlights Alabama trails GulfQuest grand opening set for September 26 Okra Festival draws visitors […]

Tourism Tuesdays August 25, 2015

A barbecue tour of far south Alabama Huntsville selected to host FLW Cup in 2016 North Alabama’s Hallelujah Tour promotes region’s abundance of century-old worship sites Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports launches new brand Dishing With Bob Baumhower of Bimini Bob’s Cabana Café Courtyard hotel to open in Auburn Last call for Travel South International 100 […]

Tourism Tuesdays August 18, 2015

Almost 200 restaurants participate in Alabama Restaurant Week AL.com writer gives national shoutout to local barbecue favorites in Thrillist Renaissance Ross Bridge hotel celebrates 10 years, 1.5 million guests Space Camp goes to the NBC Today Show Former Microsoft exec tapped to lead Birmingham Civil Rights Institute New Huntsville store featured on Etsy among best […]