Tourism

Montgomery Chamber Looking at Post-Pandemic Tourism

The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce is working to find new ways to market Montgomery as a destination when people are ready to travel again. Meg Lewis with the Chamber says Montgomery could be a destination many corporations and non-profits consider for diversity and inclusion training because of the city’s civil rights history.  She also says that travel experts expect…

Virus Outbreak Alabama Restaurants Large Crowds Return to Alabama Beaches

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — Large crowds have returned to Alabama beaches as the state loosened restrictions on restaurants and social gatherings. WKRG-TV reports that beaches are seeing sizeable crowds. Alabama beaches opened this month after being closed for six weeks. The state last week allowed restaurants to reopen dining rooms if social distancing measures were being followed. “Each weekend has gotten…

Coronavirus Affecting Local Tourism

A state health order has closed all non-essential businesses in Alabama- effective now. The closures were set to begin at 5 p.m. It comes after leaders have been trying to help contain the spread of the coronavirus in the state. You can read more about closures here. City and community leaders say the coronavirus has effected many tourist attractions in…

New Tourism App Now Available for Tourists in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A new tourism app is available for people who visit Selma — to help them get around in the historic city — and see the sights. Tour Selma is a free app — that puts information tourists might want to know — right at their fingertips. The app also gives tourists an opportunity to choose…

Futures of Some Selma Tourism Events Uncertain

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A dispute over city fees has dealt a major blow to the spring tourism season in the city of Selma. The annual Battle of Selma Civil War re-enactment won’t be happening this year. James Hammonds says the four day event was cancelled because of $22,000 dollars in fees the city is requesting for city services….

Historic Commercial Flight from U.S. Lands in Cuba

The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century landed in the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday morning, re-establishing regular air service severed at the height of the Cold War. The flight of JetBlue 387 opens a new era of U.S.-Cuba travel, with about 300 flights a week connecting the U.S….