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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism names Henry Award finalists
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Written by Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism   
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 07:37 PM

The 2017 Henry Award winners will be revealed at the 43rd Annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism to be held in Little Rock at the Statehouse Convention Center March 12-14, 2017. The awards ceremony will take place during the Governor’s Banquet on Tuesday, March 14, at noon. The Henry Awards honor Henri de Tonti, the man historians consider to be among the first “Arkansas Travelers.”

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Arkansas has lowest gas prices in the nation
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Written by Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism   
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 07:34 PM

This week, Arkansas boasts the lowest average gas price in the nation at $1.95 a gallon, according to AAA. The state continues to be an affordable destination for travelers, with plenty of inexpensive locations to visit and activities to take part in.

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Fairbanks Visitors Guide Features Aurora Borealis, Midnight Sun and Denali National Park
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Written by Explore Fairbanks   
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 02:14 PM

The Explore Fairbanks 2017 Official Visitors Guide, a 78-page, full-color booklet that describes Fairbanks year-round opportunities is now available for free. The annual publication is designed to capture the features and attractions specific to life in the region. Fairbanks is defined by the midnight sun, the aurora borealis, the centrally located Chena and Yukon rivers and many miles of wilderness.

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St. Augustine's Nights of Lights Shines Brilliant this Holiday Season
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Written by St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau   
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 12:54 PM

St. Augustine, the Nation's oldest city, sparkles from the sidewalks to the rooftops during the 23rd Annual Nights of Lights celebration through January 31, 2017.

This long standing holiday tradition has an extra special glow this year after the city's residents and business community worked together to come back from the effects of Hurricane Matthew. You might say that this holiday season Nights of Lights shines from the resilience of St. Augustine and its people.

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North Little Rock Happenings December 2016
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Written by North Little Rock CVB   
Thursday, December 01, 2016 01:42 PM
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Burlington/Alamance Hosts Veterans
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Written by Burlington/Alamance County CVB   
Thursday, December 01, 2016 01:34 PM
The local Country Inn & Suites in Burlington has an annual event over Veterans Day weekend in which they host veterans. All rooms are complimentary, with activities, music, and a community dinner provided by the local college’s culinary students. The community is invited to be involved by providing gifts to the guests as well. One of the local elementary schools, South Mebane Elementary, had their 2nd grade students make thank you cards for the veterans. The general manager at the Country Inn & Suites stated that the veterans were very moved as they received these handmade cards. One Vietnam veteran in particular made a special trip to the school to thank the students and meet the designer of his card, mentioning how meaningful it was to receive such a card, especially since many folks were not supportive of the soldiers returning from Vietnam.
 
National Bison Day and Instagram Photo Contest Winners Announced
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Written by Brittney Hernandez   
Thursday, December 01, 2016 01:32 PM

The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau in partnership with the Catalina Island Conservancy just completed the inaugural National Bison Day Photo Contest and released some new Bison themed promotional materials including a Bison Burger Trail and list of the Top Ten Buffalo Milk Cocktails on Catalina Island.  Social media was used to invite participation in both the contest and promotions.

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Catalina Conservancy Debuts New Wildlands Express Shuttle
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Written by Catalina Island Chamber & Visitors Bureau   
Thursday, December 01, 2016 01:29 PM

Heads are turning on Catalina Island, as the Catalina Island Conservancy’s new Wildlands Express shuttle arrived in Avalon this past weekend. The Conservancy has added a new high-roof passenger van to its fleet of existing Wildlands Express shuttles. The vehicle seats up to 11 passengers, and has over 80 cubic feet of cargo space. The vehicle also features a low-emission 6-cylinder diesel engine and 4-wheel drive to provide safe and reliable transport in a variety of road and weather conditions. What has really caught residents and visitors’ attention is the custom vehicle wrap which highlights the many sights and attractions seen and serviced by the Wildlands Express.

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Experience the magic of the holidays in Arkansas
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Written by Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism   
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 03:38 PM

Nearly 60 communities will take part in this year’s Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights. Local events and decorations are as varied as the towns themselves, with visitors able to experience live nativities, parades, tree lighting ceremonies, illuminated displays, open houses, concerts, visits with Santa and more.

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