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NEW VIDEOS SHOWCASE TRAVEL DESTINATIONS ACROSS NORTH ALABAMA

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  Decatur, Ala. – From cascading waterfalls and rockin’ music festivals, to exotic wildlife  and legendary heritage sites,  travel destinations across the 16 counties of North Alabama have made a splash into the vacation market with the release of a series of custom productions by The Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA). “Today’s savy travelers make extensive use of social ... Read More »

FLORENCE/LAUDERDALE TOURISM TO RECEIVES ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR AWARD

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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2014 FLORENCE/LAUDERDALE TOURISM TO RECEIVE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR AWARD Florence/Lauderdale Tourism, which opened a new state-of-the-art 7,500-square-foot visitors center in June, was be named Tourism Organization of the Year at the Alabama Governor’s Conference on Tourism this week. The conference is being held July 19-22 at the Hotel at Auburn University. The award ... Read More »

Great Ideas Spring from Strategic Planning Meeting

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Chris Cavanaugh of Magellan Strategy Group facilitated a Strategic Planning Meeting for Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association at the RTJ Golf Trail at the Shoals clubhouse. Members broke into 4 discussion groups, one for each area of AMLA focus– Advocacy, Marketing, Membership, and Education. Ideas from this meeting will help AMLA with putting together a five year strategic plan. Thank ... Read More »

AMLA’s Chairman John Dersham Has Photography on Display at Evelyn Burrow Museum

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Changing Moods-50 years of black and white photography on display the Evelyn Burrow Museum HANCEVILLE, Ala. — The work of North Alabama photographer John Dersham is currently on display at Wallace State Community College, documenting 50 years of his life spent taking photos. Dersham’s work in black and white photography began when his father gifted him in 1960 with a ... Read More »

STS Releases 2013 Tourism Works for Alabama

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From the Southeast Tourism Society Policy Council–In a struggling economy, tourism continues to be one of the few economic bright spots, generating $813 billion in spending annually, creating $124 billion in tax receipts and supporting 7.5 million jobs nationally. Tourism is proving to be essential to the economic vitality of communities throughout the country, however, as with every economic sector, tourism’s situation is precarious. ... Read More »

AMLA TO GIVE AWAY 16 ROAD TRIPS

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  ROAD TRIPS LAUNCH OCTOBER 7th Decatur, Ala. – The Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA) announces the launch of a new sweepstakes promotion where travelers can win one of 16 roads trips to north Alabama. The “Road Trip Sweepstakes” promotion begins October 7, 2013 and features an ultimate fishing package, an outdoors getaway, a golf excursion, a relax and ... Read More »

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