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Alabama tourism to offer ticket packages focusing on civil rights, music, NASA

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Pat Duggins

A new system will allow travelers to purchase "all-in-one" mobile tickets for admission into attractions in different areas of Alabama. State tourism officials say the new system allows tourists and tour operators to create itineraries without extra cost. Thirty nine attractions are participating in the campaign. Six packages will be available, one each for Huntsville and north Alabama. That includes NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, which developed engines for the Apollo Saturn V rockets and the Space Shuttle. Another package includes the Shoals area of northwest Alabama where pop music icons ranging from Aretha Franklin and the Rolling Stones recorded hit songs and albums. Civil rights tourism will be featured with ticket packages in Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma, and Tuskegee. The Alabama Public Radio news team has covered the issue of civil rights tourism extensively. You can find those stories at apr.org.

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