Travel, Hospitality and Tourism

Year of Natural Wonder, Not Viral Tedium

The largely rural or so-called "empty states" have begun to advertise their open spaces as a safety advantage in the upended world of virus...

Phenix City Earns $1.95M Fed Match for Treatment Plant

Phenix City is receiving a $1.95 million grant to upgrade the city’s only wastewater treatment plant to accommodate new and existing businesses. The U.S. Secretary...

Alabama-Targeted Food & Drink App

Can I get take out at my favorite restaurant? Check the app. The Alabama Food & Drink App may not have been created for the...

Panoply Arts Festival Goes Virtual

Businesses and organizations, large and small, across the state have all been impacted by the coronavirus, but they aren’t alone. Events, festivals, tourism attractions...

Birmingham Zoo Needs Help

The Birmingham Zoo is like a lot of tourism entities — it is hemorrhaging money. The zoo, a non-profit organization, is home to approximately...

GoFundMe Backs Workers at OvenBird and Hot & Hot

In one week, a GoFundMe campaign by the owners of the companion Birmingham restaurants OvenBird and Hot and Hot Fish Club has raised more...

Crisis Damage to Tourism — 10 Percent of the Ala. Economy

The Alabama tourism industry, which reached a high of $15.5 billion in 2018 and accounted for 10 percent of the total state economy, is...

Montgomery Restaurant Gets Creative During Virus Times

Things were going pretty darn well for Tara and Tim Essary and their 4-year-old Cahawba House restaurant not far from the Capitol in Montgomery....

New $30 Million Gulf Coast Zoo Opens

What promises to become one of the state's most visited tourist attractions opened March 11 after 15 years and $30 million in the making...

Authentic Mediterranean in the Heart of Homewood

A staple on the Birmingham restaurant scene is a Mediterranean café that has been steadily responding to its clientele with upgrades to its menu...

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