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Alabama tourism ads on hold as oil moves closer

5 years ago June 02, 2010 Jun 2, 2010 Wednesday, June 02 2010 Wednesday, June 02, 2010 9:50:06 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

Tourism officials in Alabama have plans for a $15 million marketing campaign, but a series of television ads is on hold while experts assess the extent of tar balls landing on beaches there.  The commercials will tout the region's entertainment and dining options.  The state plans to spend $6 million on the commercials.

BP paid $25 million to Florida, and $15 million each to Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi to promote tourism in the midst of the massive oil spill.



     

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