MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – There was a birthday party Saturday afternoon for the Huntsville-Madison County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, and there were gifts!
The celebration was for the bureau’s 10th anniversary in their building on Church Street in Huntsville.
Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and Madison Mayor Troy Trulock were on hand for the party.
They helped unveil a new feature that will allow visitors to take photos of themselves that make it appear as though they are standing in front of some of Huntsville’s most famous attractions.
“It’s because of the work that the Convention and Visitors Bureau has done that we have been a success. Why we have grown from 500 million dollars to a billion dollars in tourism income,” said Mayor Battle at the event.
Mayor Trulock added, “we like folks to come and live here but if they don’t want to stay here permanently, we want them to just come and visit the wonderful tourist attractions we have here.”
14,000 people in this area are employed in some aspect of the tourism industry.