Tagged: arkansas department of parks & tourism

Genealogy Travel A Perfect Fit for Arkansas (Jeanne Rollberg Commentary)

by Jeanne Rollberg 2/18/2019 12:00 am

Tourism is an important part of our heritage. Didn’t the Arkansas Traveler of lore seek both adventure and learning?

Cynthia Dunlap Sees Love for Arkansas Coming Naturally for Visitors

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/18/2019 12:00 am

Cynthia Dunlap, the interim director of the Department of Parks & Tourism, says tourism tax receipts are up, and robust in the northwest.

Committee: Timing Not Right for Trojan Football Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2019 10:37 am

A committee appointed to review the findings of a football feasibility study for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock recommends that the university hold off on establishing a football program.

Hot Springs So Real You Feel Virtual Steam

by Kyle Massey 10/15/2018 12:00 am

A two-part production, “Hot Springs: The Experience of a Lifetime" is the centerpiece of Arkansas' first VR tourism campaign.

Arkansas Tourism Website Reborn, With Advertising

by Kyle Massey 8/13/2018 12:00 am

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.

CJRW, Waymack & Crew Hit Award Jackpot for Lottery Spots

by Kyle Massey 8/13/2018 12:00 am

CJRW and its neighbors and frequent partners across Main Street, the video production team at Waymack & Crew, brought home some shiny trinkets last month at the Hermes Creative Awards and Telly Awards.

As AY Turns 30, AMP Gets Back Into Print

by Kyle Massey 5/21/2018 12:00 am

AY Magazine will soon be home to a new print version of Arkansas Money & Politics, a Vowell Inc. publication that has been online-only for the past two years.

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.

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.

Plains & Eastern Clean Line Appears Doomed In Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 1/29/2018 12:00 am

After putting nearly nine years and more than $100 million of investors’ money into a $2.5 billion power transmission project across Oklahoma and Arkansas, the electric dream of Michael Skelly has shorted out.

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.

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.

Jess Ardrey Takes Over Editor's Slot at Soiree (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2017 12:00 am

Jess Ardrey has been named editor of Little Rock Soirée, the monthly magazine of philanthropy, society and culture published by Arkansas Business Publishing Group, which also publishes Arkansas Business.

Parks, Streams & Woods: 50 Years of Arkansas Tourism and the Ad Man Who Saw It All

by Kyle Massey 7/31/2017 12:00 am

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.

Branding Arkansas Came Naturally for CJRW

by Kyle Massey 7/31/2017 12:00 am

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.

Football At UALR — Who Pays? (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/17/2017 12:00 am

There’s a chance that school spirit will be lifted, student enrollment will increase and alumni and community members will be more engaged should the university start a football program, but it will almost certainly come at an increased cost to students.

Using Miles: CJRW Touts Tourism Ally

by Kyle Massey 6/26/2017 12:00 am

What was born in Florida, speaks 12 languages and has traveled nearly 2 million miles on business? That would be Miles Partnership, the digital firm promoting Arkansas tourism as a subcontractor to CJRW.

Tourism Pitch: Arkansas, You Run Deep in CJRW

by Kyle Massey 5/15/2017 12:00 am

CJRW has worked for Parks & Tourism for well over 40 years, and its pitch emphasized the home-field advantage.

CJRW Wins $15M Parks & Tourism Ad Contract

by Kyle Massey 5/4/2017 5:57 pm

Incumbent ad agency CJRW has held onto the state's richest marketing contract, a highly sought-after $15.2 million-a-year job promoting Arkansas Parks & Tourism. CJRW overcame competition from two other finalists, D&G Collaborative of Little Rock and New Orleans and Birdsall Voss & Associates of Milwaukee.