Travel, Hospitality and Tourism

Meeting Match Makers

Convention bureaus are specialists in matching meetings to the distinct resources of Alabama’s four largest cities.

400 Ways to Celebrate the Bicentennial

Hundreds of events are planned in 225 cities and towns to mark Alabama’s bicentennial year.

Alabama’s Crown Jewel Opens at the Gulf

Designed with respect to Mother Nature, the Lodge at Gulf State Park is built to be environmentally friendly, energy positive and strong in the face of wind and waves.

Rocket City’s Planning Propulsion

Huntsville’s planning and infrastructure investment laid the foundation for one of the largest commercial developments in the country — transforming a vacant regional mall into a “walkable, connected community.”

Spice & Tea Exchange Opens at Downtown OWA

The Spice & Tea Exchange is a specialty retail store with an extensive selection of spices from around the world.

Grand Hotel Unveils $32 Million Transformation

With transformed guest rooms, meeting spaces, updated restaurants, spas and grounds, the Grand Hotel now joins a family of 150 one-of-a-kind hotels that champion visionary hospitality.

Water Works

In 12 years, the Alabama Scenic River Trails have developed into the longest river trail within one state — 5,300 miles. As tourism infrastructure, it has grown from eight outfitter companies to over 50 — some 300 employees helping to launch and serve paddlers.

Back Forty Beer Taps Historic Sloss Venue

Ten years after becoming one of the earliest breweries in the state of Alabama, Gadsden’s Back Forty Beer Co. has expanded for the first time.

Alabama Gold Assayed

Paul Wellborn is having a go at exploration up on Hog Mountain. It’s the closest Alabama has come to rekindling the great Chilton County Gold Rush. Just don’t tell the weekenders ganging up at Gold Camp in Cragford.

What’s in a Name?

Millions of dollars a year, if that name is “Alabama”

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