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About The CVB

The Alabama Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau was founded in 1993 and our primary responsibility is to market the Alabama Gulf Coast as a premier year-round destination. It's our job to let the world know all that Gulf Shores/Orange Beach has to offer, make it easy for them to plan a visit, and help them find things to do while they're here - from finding great seafood to entertaining the kids or catching a round of golf.


Legally, this organization operates as the Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau. In August 2010, the CVB completed a corporate identification process and unveiled its new name - Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism, which will help guests quickly identify the helpful services and information that solely exist to better serve them and result in a better vacation experience.


To market the Alabama Gulf Coast as a year-round destination, thus enhancing the economy and quality of life for all residents.


Communities, families and invited guests living and recreating harmoniously amongst the grace and beauty of our natural environment.

CVB Memberships & Affiliations:

Alabama Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (AACVB)
Alabama Council of Association Executives (ACAE)
Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce
Alabama Hospitality Association (AHA)
Alabama Ornithological Society (AOS)
Alabama Society of Certified Public Managers (ASCPM)
Alabama Travel Council (ATC)
American Academy of Certified Public Managers (AACPM)
American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
Baldwin County United
Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI)
Georgia Society of Association Executives (GSAE)
Gulf Shores Golf Association (GSGA)
Gulf United Metro Business Organization (GUMBO)
Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI)
Hummer/Bird Study Group (HBSG)
International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA)
Louisiana Society of Association Executives (LSAE)
Meeting Planners International (MPI)
Mississippi Society of Association Executives (MSAE)
National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC)
National Information Officers Association (NIOA)
Orange Beach Fishing Association (OBFA)
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA)
Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)
Society of Human Resource Management
South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce
SouthCoast USA (SCUSA)
Southeastern Outdoor Press Association (SEOPA)
Southeastern Tourism Society (STS)
Tennessee Society of Association Executives (TSAE)
Travel Industry America Association (TIAA)
Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA)
Alabama Gulf Shores