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Post your 2020 Events to the State Web Site

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2020 is right around the corner. As you gear up for the new year, remember to add events to your partner page. Creating events in advance ensures they will be approved and published with time for users to see them. Don’t have all your event details planned yet? Not a problem. You can always edit events to change or include ... Read More »

State 2019 Fall Tourism Workshop Oct. 16

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The Alabama Tourism Department will host its semi-annual Tourism Workshop, Wed., Oct. 16. The workshop will be held in Montgomery at the Alabama Center for Commerce Building, 401 Adams Ave., from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. This workshop is designed for new tourism industry members, event organizers and anyone else interested in enhancing tourism in their area. There is no registration fee. ... Read More »

Grants Available

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Grants Available from Partner Organizations AMLA has compiled a list of partner organizations that are offering grant opportunities. Following is a list of these organizations, grant guidelines and contact information. Alabama Association of RC&D Councils Grant Application AARC&DC will begin accepting grant applications for the 2020 fiscal year beginning on June 1, 2019, through July 31, 2019. The fiscal year ... Read More »

AMLA Annual Meeting Sept. 26th

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Registration is now open for the 2019 Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association Annual Meeting set for Thursday, September 26, 2019. The event will be held at the new Cook Museum of Natural Science in downtown Decatur. Events begin at 9 a.m. with welcomes from local and state officials. The day-long conference will include three seminar sessions, the 2019 PEAK Awards ... Read More »

Record Growth for North Alabama Tourism

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The North Alabama tourism and travel industry achieved a record $2.92 billion economic impact on the region in 2018 according a study released recently by the Alabama Tourism Department. The figure of $2,926,299,074 represents an 8.5% growth over 2017’s $2,696,922,502. “We’re seeing dramatic increases in all categories of the industry across the region,” said Tami Reist, AMLA President and CEO. ... Read More »

PEAK Award Nominations for 2019 Now Open

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Nominations for the 2019 PEAK Awards is now open. Deadline for entry into the 2019 Alabama Mountain Lakes PEAK Awards is Monday, July 29, 2019. There will be nine awards presented at the AMLA Annual Meeting September 26, 2019 at the Cook Museum of Natural Science, Decatur. MAIL OR FAX NOMINATION FORMS TO: Tourism Awards Committee Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist ... Read More »

Space Center State’s Most Visited Attraction

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More than 849,981 people visited the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville last year, ranking it first among state attractions that charge admission, state tourism officials said. The Birmingham Zoo ranked second with 543,090 and the Huntsville Botanical Garden was third with 353,841. Barber Vintage Motorsports Park in Birmingham placed fourth with 352,000 and the McWane Science Center in ... Read More »

J.P. Parsons to Retire

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J.P. Parsons, Vice President – Destination Marketing of the Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce, has announced his retirement. Parsons has been at the Chamber of Commerce for more than 16 years. His official retirement date will be March 29, 2019. In his announcement, Parsons wrote, “On March 29, 2019, I will complete 16 years and 3 months with the Greater ... Read More »

Burrows Named AMHOF Director

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Sandra Killen Burroughs said much of what she’s done in her career so far has prepared her to take on her new role as the executive director of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. The announcement that the mayor of Lexington and director of membership recruitment and legislative liaison for the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourism Association was the choice of ... Read More »

Free Strategic Digital Campaign Seminar Set for May

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AMLA ANNOUNCES FREE SEMINAR SET FOR MAY 7 “The Strategic Digital Campaign Development Process” AMLA is making available to its members a free seminar focusing on digital marketing strategies. The event will take place May 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Jackson Center, 6001 Moquin Dr. NW, Huntsville, AL 35806. Please RSVP by May 1st to northalabama.org/rsvp. The Half Day ... Read More »

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