The Regional Tourism Council, organized by Coastal Alabama Partnership, has been instrumental in working with the Alabama Tourism Department to facilitate the opening of a temporary facility for the Grand Bay Welcome Center. A new welcome center is under construction along I-10 near the Alabama-Mississippi state lines.
The temporary site is located in Theodore just off U.S. Hwy. 90 and is expected to remain there for the next two to three years. Last year, some 1.6 million visitors stopped at the Grand Bay Welcome Center.
In addition to assisting the state in identifying a location for the temporary site, the council also helped to acquire temporary signage for the building. CAP funded a banner, which was hung for the Grand Bay
Welcome Center Tourism Day on May 23. The council, with support from CAP, continues working towards common goals to advance the tourism industry in Mobile and Baldwin counties.