“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

Renee Robison and Wayne Woods to be inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Renee Robison, executive director of the Grand Prairie Center, and Wayne Woods, co-founder of CJRW, will be 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 will be held… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism: U.S. Civil Rights Trail marks its second anniversary

Initiative highlights Arkansas sites and links more than 100 landmarks across the U.S. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Visitors can literally walk in the footsteps of civil rights history thanks to the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, which marks its second anniversary on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 20, 2020. Central… Read the full press release

2020 Ozark Mountain Music Festival tuned up and ready to go, January 16-20

EUREKA SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, 2020-Jan-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The 2020 Ozark Mountain Music Festival, better known as OzMoMu20, is tuned up and ready to go for January 16-20 in Downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  This indoor winter Americana Roots music festival will celebrate its seventh iteration in 2020 and again is being held inside the 1905… Read the full press release

Little Rock named “America’s Next Hottest Foodie Destination 2020”

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Little Rock has been named “America’s Next Hottest Foodie Destination 2020” by the Foodie Flashpacker blog. Little Rock won 39% of public votes, beating out 32 other cities from around the country including Walla Walla, WA, Albuquerque, NM, Dallas, TX and Minneapolis, MN. About Foodie Flashpacker Foodie… Read the full press release

The National Cold War Museum launches New website

Blytheville, AR, 2019-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — A website to promote the forthcoming National Cold War Museum in Blytheville, Arkansas has been launched. It is www.thenationalcoldwarmuseum.org. The website tells the story of a community vision to convert several sections of the former Eaker Air Force Base into a national visitor attraction in Arkansas. The National Cold War… Read the full press release

The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights returns with a statewide celebration of the holiday season

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights returns this week with a statewide celebration of the holiday season featuring parades, lighting ceremonies, open houses, Santa visits, concerts, live nativities, illuminated displays and more. To check out events in your area – and all across the state! – visit www.Arkansas.com/TrailofHolidayLights…. Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism now accepting applications for Ark Tank

Competition now open to new and existing tourism businesses LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2019-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Arkansas Tourism in partnership with Innovate Arkansas is now accepting applications for Ark Tank, a business pitch competition to be held on Monday, March 2, 2020, at the Fort Smith Convention Center as a part of the 2020… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism recognized with Gold Adrian Award

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2019-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Arkansas Tourism has been honored by Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International with a Gold Adrian Award for digital marketing excellence for the state’s official travel website, Arkansas.com.  The annual Adrian Awards is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious travel marketing competitions. Out of more… Read the full press release

Arkansas-born Cardinals right-hander Dick Hughes to join legends for a panel discussion at the Second Annual Hot Springs Baseball Weekend

HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas, 2019-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Dick Hughes, the Arkansas-born Cardinals right-hander who was a rookie sensation on the mound in 1967, will join legends Ted Simmons, Steve Carlton and Al Hrabosky for a panel discussion on October 12 during the Second Annual Hot Springs Baseball Weekend, it was announced today… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism: Central Arkansas is a convenient basecamp for a variety of birding adventures this fall

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2019-Sep-25 — /Travel PR News/ — No matter the season, Arkansas is a prime destination for birdwatching. Fall in particular is a great time to visit The Natural State’s birding areas. The season brings cooler temperatures and fall foliage that enhance the experience, while also offering the opportunity to see migratory birds… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism releases September edition of “Discover Arkansas”

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2019-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The September 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. Get a taste of Arkansas this month! We’re highlighting the best rooftop bars in Northwest Arkansas and stopping by… Read the full press release

Keep Arkansas Beautiful encourages Arkansans to participate in the Great Arkansas Cleanup

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2019-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Each fall, Arkansas volunteers and organizers improve their communities by participating in the Great Arkansas Cleanup. Keep Arkansas Beautiful (KAB) is encouraging Arkansans to organize their own community cleanup or participate in a cleanup of their choice. Last year’s Great Arkansas Cleanup featured 164 community events across… Read the full press release

SLICE OF ARKANSAS WINEMAKING HISTORY PRESERVED AT LITTLE ITALY ARKANSAS HERITAGE MUSEUM

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2019-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Little Italy, Arkansas, which is about 20 minutes from Little Rock, has an interesting tale regarding its part in Arkansas history. The Little Italy Arkansas Heritage Museum tells the story of this pioneering community first established as Alta Villa, the “high place,” by Italian immigrants in 1915…. Read the full press release

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces the 2020 temporary exhibition schedule

Bentonville, Ark., 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces the 2020 temporary exhibition schedule which includes surveys of popular artists such as Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… and Ansel Adams: In Our Time, an examination of the craft movement in Craft, and two exhibitions that will be featured at the Momentary… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism: New art exhibit at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock spotlights the impact we have on our oceans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2019-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — An exhibit at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock spotlights the impact we have on our oceans. Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea highlights the toll trash takes on our oceans and waterways. It includes more than 20 giant sea life sculptures made entirely of… Read the full press release

Arkansas’ Culinary talents to represent the state at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival May 30-June 2

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2019-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Culinary talent from across Arkansas will represent the state at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival May 30-June 2, one of the premiere food and wine events in the U.S. Held each summer, the festival draws media attendees and enthusiasts from across the globe to sip and… Read the full press release

ADVENTURE CYCLING LAUNCHES 1,200-MILE ARKANSAS HIGH COUNTRY ROUTE

LITTLE ROCK, Ark,, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Arkansas High Country Route (ARHCR), 1,200 miles of mixed-surface cycling through the hills and hollers of one of the country’s premier cycling destinations, launched May 1. Created by Adventure Cycling Association, this route brings the national cycling organization’s total network mileage to 48,608 miles of carefully… Read the full press release

Jacob Wolf House in Norfork, Arkansas opens following historic renovations, safety and accessibility improvements

LITTLE ROCK, Ark,, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) is pleased to announce the completion of historic renovations, as well as safety and accessibility improvements, to the historic Jacob Wolf House in Norfork, Arkansas, a property managed by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. DAH began its stewardship of the property… Read the full press release

Literacy Action of Central Arkansas invites cyclists for the 12th Annual Tour de Toad Charity Bike Ride event on May 4th

LITTLE ROCK, Ark, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Conway, AR, Saturday, May 4th, 2019 – Adult literacy nonprofit Literacy Action of Central Arkansas invites cyclists to register for the 12th Annual Tour de Toad Charity Bike Ride event on Saturday, May 4th at the Conway Municipal Airport. Participants can sign up at https://www.active.com/conway-ar/cycling/races/12th-annual-tour-de-toad-and-iron-toad-charity-bike-ride-2019. Tour de Toad… Read the full press release