Tagged: arkansas department of parks & tourism

Filmmaker Gary Jones Goes Back to Basics

by Kyle Massey 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Gary Jones, who was collecting lifetime achievement awards and plaudits as Arkansas’ dean of commercial filmmaking more than 15 years ago, has come full circle.

Arkansas Visitors Spent $7.2B on Travel in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/25/2016 10:58 am

In 2015, Arkansas hosted more than 28 million visitors who spent a total of $7.2 billion, according to data released by the state Department of Parks and Tourism.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Tourism

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

A tourism resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

Passport Program Turns Arkansas Residents Into Arkansas Travelers

by Heather Bennett 3/15/2016 12:00 am

Is your family ready to become Arkansas road warriors? Sounds fun, right? The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP), an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, is sponsoring a passport program to encourage travelers to visit the super cool Arkansas sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Lean Times Leveling Off, But State’s Golf Industry Still Scrambling

by Marty Cook 3/14/2016 12:00 am

More than 10 years after the formation of the Natural State Golf Trail, the sport is struggling to regain its popularity, especially with a younger generation that seems more interested in smartphones than sand wedges.

Kane Webb on Leading the Life of Leisure at Parks & Tourism

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Kane Webb was appointed executive director of the Parks & Tourism Department in 2015 by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Parks & Tourism's Arkansas.com Gets Touch-Up

by Sean Beherec 3/16/2015 12:00 am

The Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism says that traffic from mobile devices to the tourism website, which debuted in 1998, had passed 50 percent of its total visits since August 2014.

Beer Tourism Contributing to Growth in Industry

by Sean Beherec 3/2/2015 12:00 am

Tourism officials around the state are banking on growing interest in craft beers, leveraging the brewing industry’s popularity to draw business to breweries and to the state’s other attractions.

Parks, Tourism Department Hires Manager, Multimedia Specialist

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2015 10:40 am

The Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism has hired a new welcome center manager and multimedia specialist.

Hospitality Event Appealing to More Than Just Insiders

by Jan Cottingham 9/8/2014 12:00 am

The 70th annual Arkansas Hospitality Association Convention & Trade Show will be Sept. 17-18 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Those in the restaurant industry as well as civilians with an appreciation for food and wine will find the event interesting.

Parks & Tourism Debuts Wedding Publication

by 8/25/2014 12:00 am

The arrival in the market of the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism’s new publication, My Arkansas Wedding, came as a surprise to the for-profit publishers of magazines.

'Song of Arkansas' Contest Winner Selected

by Lauren James 3/4/2014 4:46 pm

Earlier this week, Barrett Baber and Kenny Lamb were selected as the winner of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism's contest "Song of Arkansas" for their song "A.R.K.A.N.S.A.S. Get There From Here."

Win a Fall Arkansas Vacation from Parks & Tourism

by Lauren James 11/25/2013 8:00 am

Choose your perfect little getaway in The Natural State and have a chance to win it from Arkansas Parks & Tourism during its "Choose Your Escape" giveaway.

Parks & Tourism Chips In on Arkansas Cheese Dip Trail

by Jan Cottingham 10/21/2013 12:00 am

The Natural State has a wine trail and a brewery trail and Fayetteville has its own ale trail. But did you know it has a cheese dip trail as well?

Contractor Abernathy Terminated in Delayed Queen Wilhelmina Project

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2013 12:00 am

We recently wrote about delays in the $7.4 million renovation and expansion of the Queen Wilhelmina Lodge. Now we can confirm that the contractor responsible for the work has been taken off the job.

Delay in Queen Wilhelmina Lodge Renovation Irks Parks & Tourism

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/2/2013 12:00 am

Wade Abernathy Inc. of Mount Ida (Montgomery County) was put on notice in March by the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism. The agency’s unhappiness with the general contractor’s work and progress on the state park project hasn’t improved.

Enter to Win a Gas Card From Arkansas Parks & Tourism

by Lauren James 8/21/2013 7:45 am

Now that the kids are back to school, the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism is having a "Grownup Getaways" promotion where 20 travelers can win a $50 Murphy Oil gas gift card.

Airport Gets $67M Renovation; Bill, Hillary Clinton to Attend Friday's Formal Dedication

by Jan Cottingham 4/29/2013 12:00 am

The former president and the former secretary of state are scheduled to attend Friday event marking the completion of a $67 million renovation and formally dedicating the Little Rock National Airport’s new name.

Kudos: Richard Davies Inducted Into Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2013 12:00 am

Richard W. Davies, executive director of Parks & Tourism, was inducted into the Tourism Hall of Fame by the department during its 39th annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Hot Springs.

Jacksonport Museum Opens New Exhibit

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2013 12:00 am

“The Jacksonport Collection Calamity” presents artifacts from the museum’s collection in a way that lets visitors follow the discovery trail to match the artifacts with stories from Jackson County history.