Tourism Archive

Arkansas Unemployment Remains at 3.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2017 09:36 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in September remained steady at 3.5 percent.

UA Little Rock Selects Firm to Study Adding Football, Band

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/16/2017 12:15 pm

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has selected Convention Sports & Leisure of Plano, Texas, to conduct feasibility study that will help the university determine whether it should add a football team and a marching band to its offerings.

Majestic Death Looms Over Spa City

by George Waldon 10/16/2017 12:00 am

The destruction of the Majestic Hotel left an indelible scar on the psyche of Hot Springs officials and residents.

Alice Walton's Art Bridges Puts Art On Road 'For All'

by Jan Cottingham 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Art Bridges, the nonprofit founded by Alice Walton will partner with museums and other institutions throughout the United States to share works of American art.

Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Accepting Nominations

by Jan Cottingham 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Nominations for the 2018 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame are open through Oct. 31. This will be the second Hall of Fame class, a program sponsored by the Department of Arkansas Heritage.

Gary Weir: A TV Sensation, No Bozo at Business

by Kyle Massey 10/16/2017 12:00 am

While Gary Weir in his Bozo the Clown character enchanted generations of Arkansas children, Arkansas broadcast professionals emphasize that Weir also had a career beyond the red nose.

Infiniti Dealership Sells for $4.4 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Glenn Ridge Crossings II LLC, led by Steve Landers Sr., acquired the 15,721-SF Infiniti facility at 15 Col. Glenn Plaza Drive. The seller is Everett Infiniti Land Co. LLC, led by Chad Hendrix.

Hotel Bookings, Prices Rise During Arkansas State Fair

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2017 01:59 pm

The Arkansas State Fair kicked off Thursday in Little Rock, and hotel price comparison website hotelscombined.com has released its findings on how the event is affecting area bookings and prices.

Update: Parkway Plaza To Be Built On 27 Acres in Springdale

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2017 09:50 am

Sage Partners and Griffin Co. Realtors on Thursday announced the development of a 27-acre office and mixed-use development called Parkway Plaza, expected to begin construction in early 2018 near the intersection of Interstate 49 and Don Tyson Parkway in Springdale.

Updated LittleRock.com Fully Responsive, Open for Visitors

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

After predicting a June completion date and then pushing it back through August, LRCVB President and CEO Gretchen Hall was happy to report last month that the new LittleRock.com is up, and had been for a while.

Median Household Income Rises 5.6 Percent in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia had the lowest median household incomes for 2016.

Budget Plan Endangers Ads Luring Foreign Tourists to Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 10/9/2017 12:00 am

President Donald Trump's best-known promise is to build a wall, but some Arkansas travel professionals fear that a side-effect of his zeal for border security could keep out the kind of foreigners America wants: free-spending tourists.

Joe David Rice Reflects on Being Arkansas' 'Accidental' Tourism Director

by Kyle Massey 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Joe David Rice, who is departing as the state's longest-serving tourism chief, served five governors including Bill Clinton.

Blue Canoe Brewing Branches Out

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/2/2017 12:00 am

Blue Canoe Brewing Co. is poised to open a beer garden and expanded brewery at 1637 E. 15 St. in Little Rock sometime this month, says its co-owner, Patrick Cowan.

Saving The Arlington (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/25/2017 12:00 am

The continued operation of the Arlington Hotel is in everyone's interest, but safety must come first.

20 in Their 20s: New Influentials of 2017 Take Courage, Drive and Heart to Every Corner of Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 9/25/2017 12:00 am

This is the ninth year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called the New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

Arlington Hotel Owner Hires Cromwell Architects to Assess Property

by Lance Turner 9/21/2017 11:23 am

The new owner of the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa in Hot Springs hires Cromwell Architects Engineers of Little Rock to assess the property in light of safety concerns raised by the City of Hot Springs.

Former Mayor Jim Dailey Named State Tourism Director

by Kyle Massey 9/21/2017 07:04 am

After a night of toasts to longtime State Tourism Director Joe David Rice, former Little Rock Mayor Jim Dailey was named as his successor Wednesday at Robinson Center.

Jordan Garcia Hired to Manage Fayetteville Town Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/20/2017 10:52 am

Experience Fayetteville, the convention & visitors bureau for the city of Fayetteville, has hired Jordan Garcia as general manager of the Fayetteville Town Center.

New Arlington Hotel Ownership Arrives in Hot Springs with New Controversy

by George Waldon 9/18/2017 12:00 am

Aesthetic concerns at the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa have escalated into public safety concerns and put its developer Al Rajabi on the clock.