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Board & Membership Meeting July 18


The Quarterly Membership & Board of Directors meeting of the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association will be held Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the Weatherford Center in Red Bay, AL. The Quarterly Board meeting will start at approximately 10:00 a.m. Lunch is being funded by a Franklin County Community Development Grant requested by Representative Johnny Mack Morrow. The Weatherford Center ... Read More »

Nominations for 2017 PEAK Awards Due July 31


The Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association is now accepting nominations for the 2017 PEAK Awards. Nominations are due by Monday, July 31, 2017. There are nine award categories: Organization of the Year, Event of the Year, Attraction of the Year, “Good Neighbor Award” Friend of Tourism, Chairmans Cup, Northern Star Award, Young Professional of the Year, Lasting Impression Award, and ... Read More »

Record Expenditure by Travelers in Region Last year


The North Alabama Tourism and Travel industry reached a new record high in 2016 with visitors spending more than $2.5 billion in the 16-counties of the region last year. In a study released by the Alabama Travel Department, North Alabama reported a 4.5% growth in tourism and travel in 2016 with $2,513,601,257 in total visitor expenditures, as compared to 2015’s ... Read More »

Free Festivals Seminar for AMLA Members


Southeast Festivals & Events Association One-Day Seminar Thursday, May 11, 2017 Double Head Resort 145 County Road 314 Town Creek, AL 1-800-685-9267 The Southeast Festivals and Events Association (SFEA) and the Alabama Mountain Lakes Association will host a One-Day Seminar on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Double Head Resort, Town Creek, AL. This is a FREE seminar exclusively for ... Read More »

AMLA Launches Alabama’s First GeoTour


The Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA) held a press conference on Wednesday to launch Alabama’s first official GeoTour. Created by AMLA, Dash of the Unexpected GeoTour features thirty-one geocaches hidden throughout North Alabama in an effort to attract the millions of worldwide geocachers to the region. Designed to attract both experienced and new geocachers, Dash of the Unexpected GeoTour ... Read More »

Alabama Tourism Workshop April 12


The Alabama Tourism Department will host the semi-annual Tourism Workshop in Montgomery on Wed., April 12.  This workshop is for new tourism industry members, event organizers and anyone interested in enhancing tourism in the area. For registration and additional information, please contact Rosemary Judkins at 334-242-4493 or via email at Rosemary.Judkins@tourism.alabama.gov. Read More »

NATGEO Submission Guidelines


Geotourism MapGuide Nomination Guidelines The Tennessee River Valley Geotourism Council and National Geographic have created the Tennessee River Valley Geotourism MapGuide Website. National Geographic defines geotourism as “Tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place – its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage and the well-being of its residents.” An Opportunity for You! Residents, visitors, community organizations, tourism stakeholders ... Read More »



Due to a scheduling conflict we will be canceling the Legislative Prayer Breakfast which was scheduled for February 8th – in Montgomery. However, we will be mailing each a card with Melea’s Prayer (bookmark) to each of them. John Croyle will be our keynote speaker at our annual meeting scheduled for September 21st at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens. All reservations ... Read More »

2016-2017 Travel Show Schedule Released


AMLA Golf FAM October 3-7, 2016 Across North Alabama SEOPA Annual Meeting October 3-8, 2016 Lakeland, FL Rural Tourism Conference October 24-26, 2016 Corinth, MS Snowbird Extravaganza January 24-25, 2017 Lakeland, FL Louisville Boat, RV & Sport Show January 25-29, 2017 Louisville, KY St. Louis RV Travel & Vacations Show Feb. 2-5, 2017 St. Louis, MO AAA Great Vacations Expo ... Read More »

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