Nonprofit alliance launches website to lure visitors

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A nonprofit tourism group aims to raise the profile of the Cumberland Plateau on the Internet.

According to The Knoxville News Sentinel, the Alliance for the Cumberlands will put up a new website on Friday to help vacationers plan their trips. It will be at .

Alliance executive director Zebulon Turrentine said the site will spotlight the plateau as biologically and culturally distinct.

The plateau is made of up 4 million acres in eastern Kentucky, Middle Tennessee and northern parts of Georgia and Alabama.

Among public lands are Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.

Alliance members include state and federal agencies, chambers of commerce and other nonprofits.

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