Gulf Shores Welcome Center

About Us

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism 

Our Name

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.

Our Mission

The mission of the Convention and Visitors Bureau is to market the Alabama Gulf Coast as a year-round destination while stewarding a thoughtful, sustainable level of growth, thus enhancing the economy and quality of life for all residents.

Our Vision

The Convention and Visitors Bureau will provide a leadership role in supporting and promoting the Alabama Gulf Coast as a year-round destination through a collective vision designed to provide economic prosperity and a better quality of life for residents and visitors.

Our History

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, catching a round of golf, or taking to our waters with a fishing pole.

Destination Vision

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