Articles tagged “alabama”

Tourism

Lynching Memorial Draws Tourists to a New Kind of Deep South

In Montgomery, Alabama, the tourism board and a new memorial to victims of lynching are building off each other's visibility, drawing visitors into a revitalized area of the Deep South they may not recognize.

Lynching Memorial Draws Tourists to a New Kind of Deep South

Tourism

Pres. Obama Adds Alabama Civil Rights District to National Park Service

Civil rights tourism is already a staple for the Alabama Tourism Department and this National Monument designation will take it to the next level. If the throngs of visitors at the new African American museum in Washington D.C. have taught us anything, federal recognition can be a very good thing.

Pres. Obama Adds Alabama Civil Rights District to National Park Service

Tourism

Alabama’s New Top Tourism Spot Is Muscle Shoals Studio

Destinations are getting smarter about promoting the attractions that are unique to them.

Alabama’s New Top Tourism Spot Is Muscle Shoals Studio

Tourism

Alabama Town Is Investing in Harper Lee Tourism to Bring Visitors

Considering that Lee's book has been a best seller for over half a century, you would have thought that Alabama would have jumped on this sooner. Done right, this can be a huge draw.

Alabama Town Is Investing in Harper Lee Tourism to Bring Visitors

Cruises

Carnival Cruise Line Returns to Alabama After 5-Year Absence

Carnival Cruise Line had trouble raising pricing out of Mobile, Alabama five years ago so it left. The city has helped Carnival several times over the last few years during various crises but nothing's assured regarding whether the cruise line is actually back for the long term.

Carnival Cruise Line Returns to Alabama After 5-Year Absence

Tourism

Civil Rights Sites Present Tourism Opportunity in America’s South and West

Some of America's lesser-known civil rights sites in the south and west have been ignored for decades, but now, preservationists see an opportunity to promote educational tourism to these historic places.

Civil Rights Sites Present Tourism Opportunity in America’s South and West

Tourism

The Rise of Civil Rights Tourism in America’s Deep South

Historically, tourism in the Deep South steered clear of discussing slavery and Jim Crow, instead leaning on less contentious topics like country music and antebellum architecture. But now, civil rights museums are becoming an important part of the South's tourism landscape, even if many state tourism boards haven't gotten on the bandwagon.

The Rise of Civil Rights Tourism in America’s Deep South

Tourism

Alabama Says Holiday Weekend Will Help Give it Record Year For Tourism

Alabama and the rest of the Gulf Coast's tourism industry has considerably bounced back since the BP oil spill in 2010 but the region still has a long way to go before more inland areas, for example, also see the benefits.

Alabama Says Holiday Weekend Will Help Give it Record Year For Tourism

Tourism

BP Oil Spill Money Helps Alabama Rebuild a Beachfront Hotel

One Gulf Coast disaster helps a hotel recover from another one.

BP Oil Spill Money Helps Alabama Rebuild a Beachfront Hotel

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5 Destinations Selling Diverse Experiences in Best Travel Ads This Week

These destinations are getting right to it: They offer a world to discover.

5 Destinations Selling Diverse Experiences in Best Travel Ads This Week