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Government & Politics / Tourism

Director Kane Webb to Leave Parks & Tourism for Walmart Post

Kane Webb, executive director of the state Department of Parks and Tourism, is leaving the agency at the end of year to become director of executive communications at Walmart Inc. Gov. Asa Hutchinson has named department CFO Cynthia Dunlap as interim director. read more >
Arkansas Parks & Tourism Department Director Kane Webb (inset) says he’s heard no industry complaints about the revamped Arkansas.com website since it was launched last month.
Business Services / Government & Politics / Tourism

Arkansas Tourism Website Reborn, With AdvertisingLock Icon

For all its images of scenic rivers, brooks and waterfalls, the most striking new feature on the state’s overhauled tourism website may be a revenue stream. read more >
The cycling trails at Delta Heritage Trail State Park near Helena-West Helena will soon be a part of something bigger.
Agriculture & Poultry / Construction / Government & Politics / Investments / Nonprofits / Real Estate / Tourism / Transportation

Big River Trail Blazing Adds More Mileage To Tourism BywayLock Icon

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. read more >
Mahershala Ali
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Tourism

HBO’s ‘True Detective’ to Be Filmed, Produced in Northwest Arkansas

The third season of HBO's crime anthology "True Detective," created by Nic Pizzolatto and starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali, will be filmed and produced in northwest Arkansas early next year. read more >
Jim Dailey
Government & Politics / Real Estate / Tourism

Former Mayor Jim Dailey Named State Tourism Director

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. read more >
Signs featuring the state's "Arkansas: The Natural State" brand can be found at each major state line crossing, including the Helena Bridge.
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Tourism

Branding Arkansas Came Naturally for CJRWLock Icon

It’s emblazoned on everything from pencils to pillows, jigsaw puzzles to hot-air balloons. It’s stamped into Arkansas license plates and enshrined as the state’s official nickname. read more >
Shelby Woods, seen here on Pinnacle Mountain, has marketed Arkansas tourism for a half-century. One key has been the “Natural State” slogan he wears on his shirt.
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Parks, Streams & Woods: 50 Years of Arkansas Tourism and the Ad Man Who Saw It AllLock Icon

Shelby Woods with his marketing agency, Cranford Johnson Robinson & Woods, became the state’s top tourism marketer, publishing the Arkansas Tour Guide for 50 years and helping rebrand Arkansas as a “Natural State” for visitors. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Tourism

UA Little Rock Teams with City, State Parks to Consider Football

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock says it will conduct a feasibility study "to assess whether the university should consider adding a football and marching band program." read more >
Banking & Finance / Education / Government & Politics / Investments / Public Companies / Retail / Small Business / Tourism

Asa Hutchinson Among Speakers at 2nd Conference on Delta’s Future

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will be the featured luncheon speaker at a conference on the future of the Arkansas Delta on May 19 at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. read more >
Montine McNulty, executive director of the Arkansas Hospitality Association, and Kane Webb, executive director of the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism
Government & Politics / Legal / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Tourism

Arkansas’ Arcane Liquor Laws Slowly Loosen

The controversy over the grocery wine bill illustrates the importance of convenience to the alcohol consumer, convenience is a quality-of-life issue, and quality-of-life issues are closely linked to tourism. read more >
Government & Politics / Tourism

Governor Faces Challenge With War Memorial Stadium Plan (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

Arkansas' support for War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock amounts to barely a fraction of the state's $5.3 billion budget. But you wouldn't have guessed that from a nearly packed room Gov. Asa Hutchinson faced last week. read more >
From left, War Memorial Stadium Commissioner Brenda Scisson, Gov. Asa Hutchinson, War Memorial Executive Director Jerry Cohen and Parks & Tourism Director Kane Webb announce that, pending legislative approval, the stadium will be moved under Parks and discretionary funds will be spent on a study that will provide recommendations on the stadium's future needs. 
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Tourism

Governor Wants to Move War Memorial Under Parks And Tourism

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he will ask the state Legislature to move oversight of War Memorial Stadium under the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. read more >
Kane Webb, director of the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism; Jim Cargill, president and incoming CEO of Arvest Central Arkansas; and Joe David Rice, tourism director for the department, unveil eight speciality debit cards featuring images of some of the state's most well known attractions. 
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Tourism

Tourism Department, Arvest Unveil Specialty Debit Cards

The Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism and Arvest Bank announced on Wednesday that they’ve created eight limited-edition specialty debit cards that showcase some of the state’s most scenic and popular attractions. read more >
Kane Webb
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Tourism / Transportation

Webb: State Needs ‘More Swagger’ in Approach to Tourism

Tourism is changing as millennials' interests and spending habits affect the industry, according to Kane Webb, executive director of the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism. read more >
(From left) Capi Peck, chair of the Little Rock Advertising and Promotion Commission, speaks at the "Travel '16'" event Tuesday as John Mayner, vice president of marketing and communications for the Little Rock Convention Center and Kane Webb, executive director of the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism, look on.
Restaurants & Food / Retail / Tourism

Little Rock To Be Featured In New PBS Show

Emmy-Award-winning TV host Darley Newman will dedicate an episode of her new "Travels with Darley" show to Little Rock, tourism leaders announced Tuesday. It will air this summer on PBS. read more >

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Tourism

A tourism resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions. read more >
Kane Webb
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Kane Webb on Leading the Life of Leisure at Parks & Tourism

Kane Webb was appointed executive director of the Parks & Tourism Department in 2015 by Gov. Asa Hutchinson. read more >
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Tourism

Kane Webb Tapped to Lead State Parks and Tourism

Arkansas newspaper and magazine veteran Kane Webb has been named by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to serve as the next executive director for the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. read more >