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Link to lodging tax rates now on State website

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There is a new feature on the Alabama Tourism industry website (www.tourism.alabama.gov). It is a link to the monthly Alabama city/county local lodging tax rates report on the Revenue Department website. Alabama Tourism Director Lee Sentell wanted to have a report about the local rates, since people frequently call to find out where they can access the information. Revenue set ... Read More »

Registration open for the 2018 Alabama-Mississippi-Tennessee Rural Tourism Conference

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Registration open for the 2018 Alabama-Mississippi-Tennessee Rural Tourism Conference Registration is now open for the 2018 Alabama-Mississippi-Tennessee Rural Tourism Conference, which will be hosted at the historic Pitman Theatre in downtown Gadsden on Oct. 22-24. The Pitman Theatre will be the site of all educational sessions and host hotel is the Holiday Inn Express and Suites. Speakers will share their experience and ... Read More »

AMLA to Host Reception for TVA Board Member Thompson

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The Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association will host a reception for new Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Board of Director James Thompson on Feb. 13, 2018. The reception will be held at Ingalls Harbor Pavilion, 802-A Wilson St. NW, Decatur, Ala. the “Meet & Greet” will be from 5:30-7:00 p.m. James “Skip” Thompson of Decatur was confirmed by the U.S. Senate ... Read More »

Board Meeting Rescheduled for Feb. 8

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RESCHEDULED Quarterly Membership & Board of Directors Meeting MEMO TO: AMLA Members & Board of Directors FROM: Hugh Stump, Chairman of the Board RE: RESCHEDULED -Quarterly Membership & Board of Directors Meeting DATE: January 18, 2018 The Quarterly Membership & Board of Directors meeting of the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 8, 2018 at ... Read More »

Strategic Planning Session Oct. 10

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The Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association will hold a strategic planning session on Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at EarlyWorks, 404 Madison St., in Huntsville. Sharon Lovoy with oversee the session. As an experienced HR consultant, Lovoy has developed a thriving practive through proven results and long-term relationships with client organizations. She has conducted traiining for ... Read More »

2017 PEAK Award winners announced

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The Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association has announced the winners of the 2017 PEAK Awards during the organizations annual meeting at the Huntsville Botanical Garden, Huntsville, Ala., Sept. 21. A total of 11 award winners were honored. Representing the highest achievement in North Alabama tourism, the PEAK Awards honor individuals and organizations that have had a major impact on tourism ... Read More »

‘HAPPY TRAILS’ Annnual Meeting Sept. 21 in Huntsville

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The 2017 Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 21 in the new Grand Hall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Registration fee for the annual meeting is $75 per person and includes and all events the day of the annual meeting. Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. “The theme for this year’s conference ... Read More »

Privilege Passport Program Announced by AMLA

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The Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association will revive and modernize its Privilege Passport program for group tour planners. The program will offer groups of 10 or more a 10% discount admission price at participating locations across the region. The program will also provide group planners with a comprehensive list of free admission attractions and destinations as a means of helping ... Read More »

Hilton Garden Inn Huntsville host hotel for annual meeting

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The Hilton Garden Inn Huntsville/Space Center is offering a special conference rate for those attending the 2017 Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association Annual Meeting. A rate of $129.00 per night is available until Aug. 31, 2017. Guests may call 256-430-1778 and ask for the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association Annual Meeting Room Block to reserve their room at the group ... Read More »

Free Seminar Set for Aug. 31 in Decatur

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The Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association is offering a free seminar for member on August 31, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Decatur. Guest speaker Dr. Bruce Pieper will offer his insights into people and organizations in a session titled “People Smart.”   The seminar will take place from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Lunch will be served. Reserve you ... Read More »

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