Benjamin Franklin Fruehauf III and Paula Miles to be Inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

LITTLE ROCK, AR, 2023-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Benjamin Franklin Fruehauf III and Paula Miles will be inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during a noon luncheon on Monday, Feb. 27, during the 49th annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism. The conference will be held in El Dorado Feb. 26-28. The Hall… Read the full press release

Raise a Glass to Savings: Arkansas Tourism Introduces Craft Beverage Pass for Discounts and Deals at Local Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries

LITTLE ROCK, AR, 2023-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Happy hour just got happier with Arkansas Tourism’s new Arkansas Craft Beverage Pass. The free pass has been created for mobile devices and features a collection of Arkansas breweries, wineries and distilleries offering deals and discounts to redeem during your visit. There are no apps to… Read the full press release

New Secretary, Staff Announced for Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism, Aiming to Elevate State as Prime Vacation Destination

LITTLE ROCK, AR, 2023-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Mike Mills today (January 12, 2023) begins his tenure as secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. He replaces Stacy Hurst as secretary of the department. Mills is the founder and owner of the Buffalo Outdoor Center in Ponca and served as Arkansas’s… Read the full press release

January Edition of Discover Arkansas Now Available for Planning Your Next Arkansas Getaway

LITTLE ROCK, AR, 2023-Jan-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The January edition of Discover Arkansas is now available at www.arkansas.com/discover-arkansas/2023-01/plan-your-trip. Published by Arkansas Tourism, the monthly digital publication highlights events, activities and trip ideas in The Natural State. The new year is a time for restarting the clock and making plans for the year ahead. This… Read the full press release

Arkansas’s tourism industry reports for record-breaking number of visits in 2021

LITTLE ROCK, AR, 2022-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Data released today (September 13, 2022) by the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism indicates that Arkansas’s tourism industry experienced record-breaking visitation in 2021 and has recovered after the significant decline in 2020 due to the global pandemic. Arkansas welcomed just over 41 million visitors in 2021… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism announces online availability of “Discover Arkansas” June edition

LITTLE ROCK, AR, 2022-Jun-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The June edition of “Discover Arkansas” is now available at www.arkansas.com/discover-arkansas. Published by Arkansas Tourism, the monthly digital publication highlights events, activities and trip ideas in The Natural State. In this month’s edition of Discover Arkansas, we’re headed to the lake! Arkansas’s lush landscape provides the… Read the full press release

Arkansas celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week May 1-7

National Travel and Tourism Week 2022 (May 1-7) spotlights the collective strength of the U.S. travel industry LITTLE ROCK, AR, 2022-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Arkansas celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week May 1-7 to spotlight the contributions of the U.S. travel industry and the critical role that travel will play in driving economic… Read the full press release

Louis Cella and Bill Ott will be inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during the 48th annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism

LITTLE ROCK, AR, 2022-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Louis Cella and Bill Ott will be inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during a noon luncheon on Monday, Feb. 28, during the 48th annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism. The conference will be held in Fayetteville Feb. 27 through March 1. The Hall… Read the full press release

Arkansas State Parks appoints Shea Lewis as the next director

LITTLE ROCK, AR, 2022-Jan-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism, today (January 03, 2022) announced Shea Lewis as the next director for Arkansas State Parks. Lewis will replace Grady Spann, who retired Dec. 31, 2021, after 28 years with Arkansas State Parks. Lewis began… Read the full press release

2022 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame opens for nominations

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2021-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism Sec. Stacy Hurst announced the opening of nominations for the 2022 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, a program of Arkansas Heritage. Now in its sixth year, the program celebrates Arkansas’s unique culinary heritage. “Food is a compelling piece of… Read the full press release

“Discover Arkansas” October edition now available online

Little Rock, AR, 2021-Oct-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The October edition of “Discover Arkansas” is now available at www.arkansas.com/discover-arkansas. Published by Arkansas Tourism, the monthly digital publication highlights events, activities and trip ideas in The Natural State. The leaves crunch under foot, the air feels chill and…did you hear that? Welcome to “The Supernatural State.”… Read the full press release

Several of Rockefeller’s personal cars are still on exhibit at the Museum of Automobiles in Morrilton atop Petit Jean Mountain, Arkansas

Little Rock, AR, 2021-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Buddy and Alan Hoelzeman may have both started out as accountants, but it seems their hearts and careers were always destined for vintage cars atop Petit Jean Mountain. After serving more than 50 years as the executive director for the Museum of Automobiles, Buddy has turned… Read the full press release

“Arkansas’s Scenic Tourism Landscapes” photography exhibit at The Ozark Bathhouse in Hot Springs National Park

Little Rock, AR, 2021-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Ozark Bathhouse in Hot Springs National Park will host Arkansas Tourism’s new photography exhibit, “Arkansas’s Scenic Tourism Landscapes,” beginning Saturday, August 7. This exhibit will run through mid-September in conjunction with Hot Springs National Park’s 100th Anniversary celebration. The exhibit will then travel to various… Read the full press release

August edition of “Discover Arkansas” now available

Little Rock, AR, 2021-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The August edition of “Discover Arkansas” is now available at www.arkansas.com/discover-arkansas. Published by Arkansas Tourism, the monthly digital publication highlights events, activities and trip ideas in The Natural State. Is summer better on two wheels? Arkansas’s cycling and biking options provide plenty of opportunities to find… Read the full press release

Arkansas Delta Byways launches two new interactive games to promote tourism in Arkansas

Little Rock, AR, 2021-May-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Arkansas Delta Byways, one of the 12 Regional Tourist Associations recognized by Arkansas Tourism, has introduced two new interactive games – a trivia game and a Scenic Byways Challenge – aimed at educating visitors and residents about the historical region. The games were created in conjunction… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism: The Mid-American Science Museum embraces digital education through its online science lessons

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2021-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Mid-American Science Museum in Hot Springs is Arkansas’s largest hands-on science center and first Smithsonian affiliate. There are more than 100 exhibits and workstations to explore at the museum, which opened in 1979. The museum, which sits on 21 wooded acres, is also home to… Read the full press release

Clarksville, Arkansas to host inaugural “Christmas in Cline Park” holiday event

Clarksville, Arkansas, 2020-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The City of Clarksville, Arkansas is preparing to host their inaugural “Christmas in Cline Park” holiday event. From December 18th to January 2nd, families will enjoy a 2,400 sq ft. synthetic ice-skating rink, horse drawn carriage rides, vendors selling hot cocoa and warm snacks, a mailbox for… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism: The June edition of “Discover Arkansas” is now available online

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The June edition of “Discover Arkansas” is now available at www.arkansas.com/discover-arkansas. Published by Arkansas Tourism, the monthly digital publication highlights events, activities and trip ideas in The Natural State. Now is the best time to rediscover Arkansas! With safety as a top concern of the summer, more… Read the full press release

Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism announces full reopening of Eureka Springs’ two landmark historic hotels, Crescent and Basin Park on June 15

Eureka Springs, Arkansas, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Eureka Springs’ two landmark historic hotels, the 1886 Crescent and the 1905 Basin Park, will be reopening to full service on Monday, June 15.  This comes on the heels of several successful “weekend only” careful openings at both properties.  Both properties will continue to strictly adhere to health… Read the full press release

“Discover Arkansas” March edition now available online

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The March edition of “Discover Arkansas” is now available at www.arkansas.com/discover-arkansas. Published by Arkansas Tourism, the monthly digital publication highlights events, activities and trip ideas in The Natural State. Spring break is upon us! We’re highlighting five active spring break destinations for you to enjoy, as well… Read the full press release

Winners of the 2020 Henry Awards for Excellence in Arkansas Tourism announced

Awards recognize excellence in Arkansas tourism LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Arkansas tourism partners from across the state tonight honored the 2020 winners of the annual Henry Awards for Excellence in Arkansas Tourism during a ceremony at the 46th Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism, held March 1-3 in Fort Smith. The… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism announces Eksplor Gaming as winner of Ark Tank startup pitch competition

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Ark Tank, a startup pitch competition developed in 2019 by Arkansas Tourism in partnership with Innovate Arkansas, concluded today (March 03, 2020) after five finalists presented their business ideas at the 2020 Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism held at the Fort Smith Convention Center March 1-3…. Read the full press release

Grand Prairie Center executive director Renee Robison and CJRW co-founder Wayne Woods inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Renee Robison, executive director of the Grand Prairie Center, and Wayne Woods, co-founder of CJRW, were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during a noon luncheon Monday, March 2, at the 46th annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism. The conference is being held at… Read the full press release

The 46th Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism “Tourism Takes Grit” to be held on March 1-3 at the Fort Smith Convention Center

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism partners from across the state will gather at the 46th Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism March 1-3 at the Fort Smith Convention Center. This year’s conference theme is “Tourism Takes Grit.” The annual meeting of Arkansas’s tourism industry offers sessions on a variety of topics… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism and Innovate Arkansas present Ark Tank, a business pitch competition

Winner will receive $5,000 cash prize LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Arkansas Tourism in partnership with Innovate Arkansas will present Ark Tank, a business pitch competition to be held live on Tuesday, March 3, at 11:15 a.m. at the Fort Smith Convention Center. The event is a part of the 2020… Read the full press release

$20 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation to complete 84.5-mile biking and pedestrian trail from Lexa to Arkansas City

Funding from Matching Grant Will Complete the 84-Mile Trail Corridor HELENA-WEST HELENA, ARK., 2020-Feb-04 — /Travel PR News/ —Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Walton Family Foundation announced a historic park development effort in the Arkansas Delta. A $20 million matching grant from the Walton Family Foundation will complete the 84.5-mile biking and pedestrian trail from Lexa… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism’s first traveling photo exhibit recognized as an official Southern Travel Treasure

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Arkansas Tourism’s first traveling photo exhibit has been recognized by the AAA Southern Traveler as an official Southern Travel Treasure. “Arkansas’s Scenic Tourism Landscapes” debuted at the Ritz Theater in Blytheville in November and will be on display until February 15. It will then move to… Read the full press release

The Conway Symphony Orchestra presents American Portrait: A Concert of Unity at the University of Central Arkansas this February

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Conway Symphony Orchestra presents their February concert, American Portrait: A Concert of Unity, in Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas February 15th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $20-$40 and are free for all UCA students, courtesy of the UCA College of… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism marks National Plan for Vacation Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — National Plan for Vacation Day is January 28, and travel experts say now is the time to start thinking about 2020 travel plans. More than half of American workers (55%) failed to use all their time off in 2018, according to the U.S. Travel Association. That’s… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism: Oaklawn kicks off its 116th live racing season this Friday, January 24

HOT SPRINGS, AR, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Oaklawn kicks off its 116th live racing season this Friday, January 24 with a special 12:30 p.m. first post. The 57-day season is highlighted by a record $35 million in total purses, 33 stakes races, including four $1 million stakes, new promotions, and more infield days. Opening… Read the full press release