Tourism Archive

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.

Nevada Developer Picks Cherry Street Hotel, Theater

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

Josh Smith of Nevada has taken a shine to Cherry Street in Helena-West Helena and is sprucing up the Nicholas Hotel and Malco Theater.

Fairfield Bay's First Hotel to Begin Construction in April

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

Fairfield Bay, the retirement community that straddles the Van Buren-Cleburne county line on the north side of Greers Ferry Lake, is getting its first hotel.

Scaring Up Visitors at Crescent Hotel

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

Ghost tours rattle the cash register at the Crescent in Eureka Springs.

Arkansas Parks & Tourism Lodges Highlight Mountains & Lakes

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

The big five money-makers in state parks last year were cabin rentals, more than $5.2 million; camping, $4.8 million; restaurants, more than $4.7 million; lodges, nearly $4.6 million; and gift shops, almost $3.2 million.

Annual Show Lets Newport Show Off Artists, and Itself

by Kyle Massey 3/12/2018 12:00 am

Starting next month, a resurgent downtown Newport will host events on 22 of 26 weekends, culminating in late September with Depot Days, the city's signature music festival.

From Sun Records to Sporting Goods, Sonny Burgess Remembered in Newport

by Kyle Massey 3/12/2018 12:00 am

Long before he was a Newport merchant, Sonny Burgess played in the same joints as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis, trading licks, liquor and wild stage moves with his fellow Sun Records recording stars.

Arkansas Tourism Tax Revenue Sees Steady Growth

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

The state of Arkansas levies a 2 percent tourism tax on the price of admission to tourist attractions and on the sale or rental of items related to tourism with the money going to the Tourism Development Trust Fund.

Big River Trail Blazing Adds More Mileage To Tourism Byway

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

A nearly $1.6 million project will mark an important step toward creating a biking-hiking corridor along the full length of the state's Mississippi River valley.