Editorial: Tourism Growth - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Editorial: Tourism Growth

  • More newsMore>>

  • House leaders abandon border bill

    House leaders abandon border bill

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:33:23 GMT
    A divided House of Representatives is moving forward on a bill to address the immigration crisis on the southern border after GOP leaders made concessions to win conservative support.More >>
    Short on votes, House Republicans abruptly abandoned a bill Thursday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border after last-minute maneuvering failed to lock down conservative support. An hour later, they...More >>
  • Aviation company departs, new business sought at South AL Regional Airport

    Aviation company departs, new business sought at South AL Regional Airport

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:09:48 GMT
    An aviation company in Covington County that had hoped to bring high-paying jobs to the area has decided to pull out of South Alabama. Now, county and city officials in Opp and Andalusia are on the huntMore >>
    An aviation company in Covington County that had hoped to bring high-paying jobs to the area has decided to pull out of South Alabama. Now, county and city officials in Opp and Andalusia are on the hunt for a new prospect.More >>
  • Investigators reach Ukraine jet wreckage site

    Investigators reach Ukraine jet wreckage site

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:04:37 GMT
    An international team of investigators in eastern Ukraine on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 for the first time.More >>
    Two weeks after a missile brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, an international team of investigators Thursday reached a wreckage site in eastern Ukraine that remains bitterly contested between government forces and...More >>

The best women professional golfers in the world will be in Prattville next week for the Navistar LPGA Classic on the Senator Course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's Capitol Hill facility.

And they'll be staying at the Marriott Prattville Hotel and Conference Center at Capitol Hill that won Most Improved Associate Excellence in Marriott last year.

This huge tourism event comes on the heels of Bass Pro opening in Prattville, another venue that attracts people from throughout the state and region.

And in less than five months, the new Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa will host its first convention, the 62nd annual meeting of the National Alumni Leadership Conference of the United Negro College Fund - their first ever meeting in Montgomery.

Our state is already ranked fourth best in the country by BestSpas USA.                This facility will only enhance that rating.

It will also provide thousands of newcomers to the region who will be able to walk across the street and watch the two time Southern League champion Montgomery Biscuits. 

Tourism is already the leading industry in Alabama. It could be a ten billion dollar industry by the end of this decade.    

Powered by WorldNow