Birmingham Tourism


THAT’S COMING UP AT 6-45. NEW THIS MORNING… TOURISM NUMBERS HAVE VERY BEEN STRONG THIS SUMMER IN THE BIRMINGHAM WITH THOUSANDS VISITING THE MAGIC CITY CBS 42 NEWS REPORTER MATT FERNANDEZ JOINS US WITH MORE THE IMPRESSIVE NUMBERS. GOOD MORNING ART THE GREATER CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU TELLS ME TOURISM NUMBERS IN JUNE WERE UP 15 PERCENT FROM LAST YEARS, EVERYTHING FROM FESTIVALS, OUR MUSEUMS, AND EVENTS HAVE MADE ITS POSSIBLE. EVENTS LIKE THE SLOSS FEST, THE SENIOR GAMES, AND THE JAZZ FEST BROUGHT IN 10’S OF THOUSAND OF PEOPLE TO BIRMINGHAM IN JUNE THE CIVIL RIGHTS INSTITUTE AND 16TH STREET BAPTIST CHURCH ALSO DRAW A LOT OF PEOPLE TO THE MAGIC CITY…THE GBCVB TELLS ME A LOT OF THE PEOPLE VISITING ARE PART OF FAMILY REUNIONS I CAUGHT UP WITH A GROUP OF 62 ON A FAMILY REUNION COMING FROM STATES INCLUDING CALIFORNIA AND INDIANA VISITING THE CIVIL RIGHTS INSTITUE.

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