Hurricane Sally Preparing for Brighter Days Ahead

Recovery Information

Coronavirus Information

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Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism’s sales team is available and ready to work with planners to ensure they have the resources needed for future meeting planning or rescheduling a canceled event. You may contact your hotel or meeting facility directly with any questions or concerns regarding meeting cancellations and postponements resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak. Please note wearing a mask/face covering is mandatory in Alabama effective through Aug. 31. View the full order for details.

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Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and the Fort Morgan peninsula suffered significant damage due to Hurricane Sally. While our area has seen vast improvement since the storm, there is still a lot of work to be done. Due to this, the closure of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan beaches has been extended. Beaches will reopen on October 2nd. 

Visitors with existing reservations should contact their lodging provider for individual rescheduling and cancellation policies.

Please visit our crisis page for additional details.

It’s the place where Southern charm meets the Gulf and every sunrise offers a fresh take on fun. But, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach is also a place that means business, with facilities – most on the beach – setting the stage (or sand) for successful gatherings of all kinds. If how you meet is as important as where you meet, you’ve come to the right place.

Meeting Planner Essentials

Welcome to Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism's meeting planner website.

As destination experts, with strong in-market relationships the sales team is your best contact for an in-depth look of our destination. And, our services are free to you.

Our team is your partner every step of the way to a successful meeting.  From big picture considerations to those small important details, our team is with you all the way.

Please take a few moments and view our web pages and the marketing toolkit to learn why Gulf Shores & Orange Beach are the perfect fit for your next meeting.  When you're ready to say yes you can submit your RFP on line.

We are excited to assist in planning your next meeting on the Alabama gulf coast.

Learn Why Planners and Attendees Love Meeting in Gulf Shores

“I cannot say enough good things about the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism staff. I reached out to them for area information for the attendees at our annual convention in Orange Beach, Alabama. The staff was very friendly and go over and above to make sure that your event is a success.”
Deborah McLean Bama Crusie
Deborah McLean
Vice President,
Bama Coast
"The staff is helpful, professional and always willing to go the extra mile for clients. In short, they are the ‘dream team’ for anyone seeking local assistance in planning an event in the Gulf Shores-Orange Beach area"
Beverly B. Barber
Executive Director
Housing Authority of Opp
"Our attendees love Gulf Shores and Orange Beach because of the beautiful beaches and after the work gets done, we like to head to some of the local restaurants for a nice seafood dinner."
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Jon Hand
Executive Director
Electric Cities of Alabama
"Our attendees love Gulf Shores and Orange Beach because it’s like going home – but better! From local festivals, white sandy beaches to bay sailing competitions, there is absolutely something for everyone. Never a dull moment while toasting a beautiful south Alabama sunset! "
Sharon Darrington
Sharon Darrington
Alabama Association of Regional Councils
"For more than 15 years our organization has been hosting an Annual Training Conference in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, Alabama. Our attendees love the beaches, restaurants and definitely the shopping."

Frequently Asked Questions

Will Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism's services cost our group anything?

Absolutely not! Our team lives and breathes Alabama's Gulf breeze and is happy to assist groups find suitable venues, off-sites, family activities and more - for free.

I'm working with a National Sales Office or third-party planner. Do I still need to work with the CVB?

Yes! We are well-versed in all things Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and can help take your event to the next level.

Can't my host venue provide me with all the needed destination information and resources?

Venue contacts along Alabama's beaches are certainly a great resource, but our sales team can give you the full scope of planning insight across the destination from vendor referrals and off-suggestions to team-building activities and catering options.

What can attendees and/or guests do during down time?

The list is virtually endless of things to do in and around Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.  From exploring the area's flora and fauna within Gulf State Park or Bon Secour National Wildlife to soft adventure like dolphin cruises or ziplining along the Intracoastal Waterway, there is something for any ability level in coastal Alabama. And, of course, the beach is an excellent option to sit back and soak up the sun.

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