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2013 Travel and Tourism Policies & Priorities


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. A dip ... Read More »

Civil War Brochure Ready


With the growing interest in the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, the Alabama Mountain Lakes Association has produced a brochure highlighting significant events and locations across the region for visitors. The new 12-panel brochure provides information on Civil War leaders who had an impact on the region during the War Between the State, reenactments and events, monuments, Civil War ... Read More »

North Alabama Visitors Guide


The updated North Alabama Visitors Guide has been released by the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association. The expanded, 48-page guide is a comprehensive listing of all AMLA member destinations within the region. Along with a detailed regional map, the brochure includes sections on North Alabama attractions, festivals and special events, golf courses, restaurants, retail shops, and a fishing spread with ... Read More »

New Radisson opens in Madison


Ribbon Cutting in Madison The Radisson Hotel Huntsville Airport, located just two miles from Huntsville International Airport, had ribbon cutting ceremonies recently . Each of the hotel’s 136 guest rooms are equipped with a variety of convenient amenities, including 37-inch HDTV’s, complimentary high-speed i, wireless internet access, complimentary hot breakfast, and large work desks. Guests also enjoy complimentary airport shuttle ... Read More »

Sci-Quest Launches New Logo


SCI-QUEST LAUNCHES NEW LOGO Sci-Quest, the Hands On Science Museum in Huntsville, has released a new logo as the group prepares for its move this year to Madison. The move to Madison will also kick off the start of a multimillion dollar capital campaign. That campaign will help develop Sci-Quest into a state-of-the-art science center. Sci-Quest announced its move to ... Read More »

Sequoyah Caverns to Close


SEQUOYAH CAVERNS TO CLOSE After 49 years of welcoming visitors from all around the world, Sequoyah Caverns and Ellis Homestead will close its doors September 3, 2013. Known for its “looking glass lakes”, Sequoyah Caverns is located in Wills Valley at the foot of Sand Mountain in northeast Alabama and has attracted thousands of families, school groups, and travelers over ... Read More »

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