Travel, Hospitality and Tourism

Troy’s Diva

Troy tourism is her career, but singing is in her heart.

Birmingham’s Woodlawn Regenerates Itself

Tony Bayles, owner and chef of Bayles Catering in Birmingham’s Woodlawn community, gets to work early each morning — real early —...

How to Cook Up a $28 Million Franchise

Keith Richards, founder and chief development officer of Birmingham-based Taziki’s Mediterranean Café, first fell in love with feeding the public at 18...

Selling Self Images

Awaiting a connecting flight in New York City’s LaGuardia Airport, Maury Lyon is satisfied with today’s meetings — meetings on behalf of...

Why I Cook at the P.O.

John Hall’s restaurant resume is filled with fine-dining experience. He worked in his hometown with renowned Birmingham chef Frank Stitt. He traveled to...

Landmark Dining

Be an impressionist,  at Oscar’s at the Museum When Jim Cobb and his wife, Krystal, took over operations at the...

Flashback: Resort Revenue Nightmare

Through the summer of 2004, tourism business on the Alabama Gulf Coast was on a steady rise, with visitor counts increasing...

Alabama’s Showcase Rooms

Tony Davis is the CEO of the leading hospitality company in Alabama, PCH Hotels & Resorts, the chain of resort hotels...

Alabama Coast Basks in a Rebound

It seems like an easy sell. Take a trip to sugar-white-sand beaches, crystal-clear water and the promise of shopping, eating and...

Lucy Buffett's Latest

If you had a chance to dine on a Gulf of Mexico triggerfish brought off the boat just hours before, you’d be...

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