Tagged: arkansas department of parks & tourism

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.

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.

Peasant Dreams: ‘Medieval' Castle in the Ozarks Presents Grand Illusion

by George Waldon 3/4/2013 12:00 am

The Ozark Medieval Castle in Boone County was supposed to be a 20-year project of ancient construction that would attract thousands of tourists each year. However, it attracted few visitors, was built with modern equipment and was shuttered after four years.

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.

U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith Fights for Funding

by Luke Jones 3/4/2013 12:00 am

After several bumpy years, the U.S. Marshals Museum project in Fort Smith is starting to gain traction. The $50 million project, to be situated on the banks of the Arkansas River near downtown Fort Smith, was first proposed in 2008.

Arkansas Online Checkbook Shows Ad Spending

by Kate Knable 1/7/2013 12:00 am

The benefits of Transparency.Arkansas.gov, a website described more thoroughly in the story on Page 10, include a handy search feature that permitted Outtakes to track down and add up Arkansas' recent spending on the advertising and marketing services of local ad agencies.

Technology Helps Meetings Survive Budget Bumps

by Cara Gieringer 10/15/2012 12:00 am

The majority of the state's tourism, dining and entertainment businesses have become proponents of the hyperactive social world in which we now live, employing innovative marketing strategies that not only make information dissemination convenient for customers and industry partners alike — they also make it fun.

Speaking Of Speakers

by Cara Gieringer 10/15/2012 12:00 am

Hosting a professional meeting or event requires much more than securing a suitable location and sending out invitations. Effective event planning in today's highly interactive world is about creating a unique and unforgettable experience for attendees. Planners today are not only tasked with delivering a program that ignites a lasting spark of inspiration in the minds of attendees, they are responsible for keeping that flame burning long after the event date has passed.