Shoals tourism http://apr.org en Shoals Area Sees Bump in Annual Tourism http://apr.org/post/shoals-area-sees-bump-annual-tourism <p>State tourism officials say lodging revenue in Colbert and Lauderdale counties in 2012 was $1.1 million - up by about $30,000 from 2011.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The TimesDaily of Florence reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/16v0eBO ) that state tourism officials said the increase in lodging revenue was part of a nearly $303 million impact tourists had on the shoals area of northern Alabama last year.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The total includes money spent on hotels, restaurants, entertainment, retail shopping, admissions to attractions and tourist events.<br> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:17:18 +0000 The Associated Press 32507 at http://apr.org Shoals Area Sees Bump in Annual Tourism