Travel, Hospitality and Tourism

Tuscaloosa Amphitheater to be rebranded

Mercedes-Benz U.S. International and Mercedes-Benz U.S.A. are becoming the title sponsors of the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.

Auburn hotel only one in Alabama to receive AAA Five Diamond Award

The Laurel Hotel & Spa in Auburn has been awarded a Five Diamond designation by AAA Travels

Tuscaloosa’s Riverwalk has helped transform the city

Tuscaloosa's Riverwalk continues to expand, with a half-mile added last year and more to come.

Sports Illustrated Resorts to launch college resort network in Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa has been chosen as the first location for the line of college town resorts being developed by Sports Illustrated and Travel + Leisure

BJCC pushes new amphitheater forward with operating agreement, $30 million in financing

The Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex approved an operating agreement with Live Nation to manage a new amphitheater planned for Birmingham

Creek Indian Enterprises partners with DreamCatcher Hotels

The collaboration will expand and diversify the Poarch Band of Creek Indians’ portfolio of hotels.

Fishing tournaments bring visitors and revenue to Alabama’s communities

Three of the major fishing tournament players in Alabama are B.A.S.S., the Alabama Bass Trail and the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo.

Acclaimed Sidewalk Film Festival taking place next week

More than 250 films will screen in Birmingham next week as part of the 25th Sidewalk Film Festival

Monopoly taps Birmingham

Classic game will feature Magic City locales. Makers of Monopoly are looking for suggestions of landmarks to feature from residents.

A.G. Gaston Motel to open to the public this week

The motel served as the headquarters to the 1963 Birmingham civil rights movement. It has been renovated, with exhibits added.

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