Tagged: Steve Arrison

Arkansas Hospitality Tax Receipts Plunge in 2020

Arkansas Hospitality Tax Receipts Plunge in 2020

Business ListRestaurants & FoodTransportationCover Story

The COVID-19 pandemic sent hospitality tax collections in Arkansas plummeting last year, and the blow to some tourism bureaus in the state, which rely on the taxes for revenue, was even worse than those figures show. read more >

Convention Centers Can’t Wait for Legislative Session

Convention Centers Can’t Wait for Legislative Session

Health CareRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportationCover Story

Arkansas’ hospitals and other industries have urgent concerns for the Legislature to address in the regular session that will commence on Jan. 11, but a key piece of the hospitality industry has needs that are more urgent. read more >

A&P Trends Show Pandemic Pummelling Arkansas Visitors Bureaus

A&P Trends Show Pandemic Pummelling Arkansas Visitors Bureaus

Restaurants & Food

The coronavirus pandemic has battered city convention and visitors bureaus in Arkansas and sapped their sources of revenue: lodging and restaurant taxes. An industry built on bringing people together and attracting tourists is uniquely vulnerable to an infectious disease. read more >

As Casinos Come to Arkansas, All Ships Look for Lift

As Casinos Come to Arkansas, All Ships Look for Lift

Restaurants & FoodCover Story

Jim Shamburger owns the Best Western Winner Circle Inn just across the street from Oaklawn Racing & Gaming in Hot Springs. When Oaklawn announced in mid-November its plans for a $100 million expansion on site to include a 200-room hotel, an 28,000-SF casino and a 14,000-SF events center, Shamburger couldn’t have been happier. read more >

Hotels Proliferate in Hot Springs

Hotels Proliferate in Hot Springs

The Hot Springs hotel market has been steaming along for the last few years, and the city’s convention and visitors bureau, Visit Hot Springs, expects that to continue as newcomers are drawn in by a revitalized downtown and thriving tourist attractions. read more >