Ala. tourism meeting targets foreign visitors

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) -- More than 250 industry professionals from across Alabama are in Florence for a three-day governor's conference on tourism to discuss ways to bring more international visitors to the state.
The Alabama Tourism Department says international tourists brought about $230 million in revenue to Alabama last year.
Edith Parten, communication director with the Alabama Tourism Department, says tourism officials want to get the word out to travelers about things to do in Alabama.
Tourism officials say visitors to northwest Alabama are attracted by the area's musical tradition, food and historic sites.

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