Tourism Archive

Unpaid Bills Cloud Jonesboro Hyatt Project

by Mark Friedman 4/16/2018 12:00 am

The owner of the Jonesboro Hyatt Place Hotel & Convention Center project is accused of defaulting on a $1.5 million settlement agreement with contractors, sparking a new round of legal action against the developer.

Ownership Change Launches Midtown Commercial Projects

by George Waldon 4/16/2018 12:00 am

Dallas developers have provided a peek at their redevelopment plans for one of Little Rock's most prominent commercial corners.

$2M Rusty Tractor Vineyards In the Works For Southwest Little Rock

by Jan Cottingham 4/16/2018 12:00 am

Real estate developer Doug Meyer and his wife, Sheree, are investing close to $2 million in Rusty Tractor Vineyards, an 80-acre property off David O. Dodd Road in southwest Little Rock that's envisioned as a winery and an event venue.

Arkansas Sees Increase in Personal Income

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Personal income in Arkansas rose 3.2 percent in 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported late last month. That increase beat the average for all the states of 3.1 percent.

Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/5/2018 09:39 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on announces appointments to boards and commissions.

Experience Fayetteville, Clinton House Join International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2018 09:05 am

Experience Fayetteville has joined the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, an organization that provides a network of free tourism resources and information for the LGBTQ community worldwide.

Rockefeller Family Gives Marshals Museum $350K

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2018 10:07 am

The United States Marshals Museum said Tuesday that it received an additional $350,000 gift from the family of the late Lt. Gov. Winthrop Paul Rockefeller.

Mike Sells Pushes Tourism In 2 Corners of State

by Kyle Massey 4/2/2018 12:00 am

The Sells Agency retains its Fayetteville contract and adds Texarkana to tourism client list.

Missy Penor Checks Out at Visit Bentonville

by Kyle Massey 4/2/2018 12:00 am

Missy Penor has departed as director of communications for Visit Bentonville after a little more than a year there.

$8.5M Transaction Visits Residence Inn (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/2/2018 12:00 am

The 96-room Residence Inn by Marriott in west Little Rock was the big ticket item of three recent hotel sales in Pulaski County.

NWA Reaps $137M In Economic Benefits From Bicycling

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2018 10:18 am

Bicycling provided $137 million in economic benefits to northwest Arkansas in 2017, according to three new studies by the Walton Family Foundation.

Clark County Gets a Brewery

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/26/2018 12:00 am

Proving that no town is too small to host a brewery is Amity, population 723 as of the 2010 Census. The town will be the home of Slate Rock Brewing, a nanobrewery owned by Orianne Burgess, whose husband, Shawn, is the brewer.

Clinton National Airport Lands Jobs as Envoy Air Ramps Up

by George Waldon 3/26/2018 12:00 am

The prospects are looking brighter for a service and completion center for corporate jets that went dark five years ago at the Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport.

After Wait in the Wings, Michael Griffin Leads Fort Smith Regional

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/26/2018 12:00 am

Michael Griffin, director of the Fort Smith Regional Airport, says that the steady rise in passengers indicates the area's continued growth.

Pair of Southridge Villages Sold for Combined $19.1M

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/19/2018 12:00 am

Retirement centers in Conway and Cabot, an apartment complex and car wash in Little Rock and a North Little Rock hotel have come together for a five-piece of multimillion-dollar transactions.

Entertainment Spots Hit Stage in Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 3/19/2018 12:00 am

JBGB and The Grove look to fill a niche in fast-growing northwest Arkansas.

New RiverFest Bringing New Focus to Food

by Jan Cottingham 3/19/2018 12:00 am

Universal Fairs wants the festival's food to please eventgoers, but it also wants to benefit the vendors, whose applications for a spot at the event include their proposed menu and layout.

Two Join Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2018 06:02 pm

Cathy Drew, executive director of the Ozark Gateway Tourist Council, and Mike Mills, owner of Buffalo Outdoor Center, were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame on Monday.

SPONSORED: Sports Parks Energize Local Economies

by 3/13/2018 08:00 am

If the proper factors are considered, new facilities can boost sports tourism in a community and provide new sources of revenues.

Sherwood Pediatrics Plus Sold for $9.5M

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2018 12:00 am

A Sherwood developmental preschool, a North Little Rock hotel, farmland in Faulkner County, a real estate trade in Conway and residential acreage in Saline County combine for this week's group of million-dollar transactions.