New tourism director has big plans for Dallas CountyPublished 8:30pm Tuesday, February 5, 2013
When it comes to historical attractions, Selma definitely has its niche.
Tourists flood the area year round to get a closer look at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, investigate paranormal activity at Old Cahawba or read the weathered grave markers at Old Live Oak Cemetery.
And while we encourage out-of-towners to continue to enjoy what Selma has to offer historically, we also encourage visitors to open their eyes to what Selma has to offer right now.
From our growing waterfront to our many street festivals, there is something visitors of all ages can enjoy right here.
Jill Anderson, recently appointed tourism director, has a similar outlook on attracting tourists to Selma and Dallas County. Anderson voiced her vision of getting people to see how great Selma is, and encouraging them to stay in the area longer to enjoy our many activities.
We couldn’t agree more with Anderson on this vision and are excited to see how she will lure more tourists to Dallas County.
Last year alone, Selma had visitors from every state except one — Montana.It’s clear that the attraction is there when it comes to tourism, all we have to do is get our visitors to unearth more treasures in Selma and stay in our Butterfly Capital longer.
Millions of dollars can be produced yearly from tourism—it’s just a matter of showing the rest of the world why Selma should be their next destination.