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North Alabama Attractions Receive Recognition


The following North Alabama sites were recently recognized at the Alabama Governor’s Conference on Tourism on August 3rd as Alabama Tourism Award winners for 2015: Boomdays Heritage Celebration in Fort Payne will be acknowledged as the Event of the Year after growing in only 10 years into a leading music, arts and heritage event. The Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors ... Read More »

Alabama-Mississippi Rural Tourism Meeting


AL-MS Rural Tourism Meeting ~ Joe Wheeler State Park Tentative Itinerary Monday October 19, 2015 – Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Please read below for detailed information on our meeting. Please click on this link for all of the booking information for the meeting: http://www.alapark.com/joe-wheeler-state-park 1:00 pm – Pre-Conference Tour *AMLA – will have a charter bus pick up at Joe ... Read More »

3rd Quarter 2015 President’s Report


Attached is the President’s Report from the 3rd Quarterly Board Meeting for 2015. The board meeting will be held July 21, 2015 at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame President. Click HERE to download the 3rd Quarter 2015 President’s Report Read More »

Tennessee River Conservation Campaign Underway


Living Lands & Waters (LL&W), a not-for-profit organization based in East Moline, IL, is bringing its internationally recognized programs and operations to the Tennessee River for the first time in the spring of 2015. The “Tennessee River Tour” will take place throughout the months of April and May, with stops scheduled for Knoxville, Tenn.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Huntsville/Decatur; Muscle Shoals/Florence; Paris, Tenn; ... Read More »

Head Count for the July 21st Quarterly Board Meeting & Grant Seminar


The Quarterly Membership & Board of Directors meeting of the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association will be held Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, 617 Highway 72 W, Tuscumbia, AL. The Quarterly Board meeting will start at approximately 11:00 a.m. Wind Creek Hospitality Group will provide a free lunch at noon. At 1:30 p.m. we ... Read More »

STS Shining Example Awards


Judy Ryals, president of the Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau in Alabama, received the Beacon Award for leadership in the advancement of tourism. The top marketing award went to the Alabama Tourism Department for its multi-faceted “Year of Alabama Food” campaign. The Spirit of STS Award went to Patti Culp, executive director of the Alabama Travel Council. Culp has ... Read More »

STS Scholorships Awarded


STS SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED 21 TOURISM AND TRAVEL WORKERS ARE AWARDED   As part of its on-going efforts to expand and improve the knowledge and expertise of North Alabama’s tourism and travel industry workers, AMLA presented tuition scholarships to the Southeast Tourism Society’s Marketing College to 21 individuals at the recent AMLA Annual Meeting. The 2015 college will be held Aug. ... Read More »



RESEARCH BY MEGELLAN GROUP PART OF PROGRAM OF WORK Strategic Planning Conducted by Megellan Strategy Group  Organizational Strategies to work on for 2014-2015 Leverage the investment in Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College scholarships into industry education that benefits the entire region. Develop front-line staff hospitality training programs that facilitateguest knowledge of the entire region and which can be effectively conducted ... Read More »

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