Press Releases

Press Releases

Oxnard CVB to Coordinate Upcoming National PBS Family Travel Series
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Written by Oxnard CVB   
Thursday, February 23, 2017 07:34 PM

Oxnard’s golden beaches, attractions, majestic offshore Islands, picturesque Channel Islands Harbor its diverse restaurants and more will be featured on Family Travel with Colleen Kelly, a popular national public television series scheduled to film at the end of March.

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Greensburg, KS Rebuilds
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Written by Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism   
Thursday, February 23, 2017 07:31 PM

On May 4th, 2007, 95% of Greensburg, Kansas was destroyed by an EF5 tornado. But this is not what defines them. Greensburg has rebuilt as one of the greenest cities in the United States. They have been featured as one of Budget Travel’s 2011 Coolest Small Towns in America, seen in 2013 USA Today’s Sustainability magazine, and appeared on TV in Planet Green’s series, Greensburg.

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GLCVB Announces Record Year & Awards Community Champions
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Written by Greater Lansing Convention & Visitor's Bureau   
Thursday, February 23, 2017 07:21 PM

The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) held its annual meeting today and announced both good news for the local economy and recognized numerous individuals with awards for vision, dedication and loyalty throughout the year.

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Brant Collins named Group Travel Manager for Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
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Written by Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism   
Thursday, February 23, 2017 07:16 PM

Brant Collins has been named the Group Travel Manager for the Tourism Division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. An Arkansan since early childhood, Collins grew up in Dover (Pope County). After service in the U.S. Navy, Collins returned to Arkansas to attend Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, earning a degree in fine arts while pursuing television journalism on the side. After graduation, he worked as a college recruiter, eventually moving into broadcast journalism; in 2008, he started his own advertising agency, which he and his wife have run successfully for nearly a decade. “Mr. Collins comes to the Tourism Division with a great deal of related and valuable experience,” said Joe David Rice, Tourism Director for the ADPT. “He’s absolutely committed to the growth of Arkansas’s tourism industry.”

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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism receives national travel media award
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Written by Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism   
Thursday, February 23, 2017 07:12 PM

The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism has won the silver award in the category of “Destination Social Media or Marketing Campaign” in the 2016 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards Competition. The award comes in recognition of the department’s Parkansas Vacation Giveaway.

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Louisiana Purchase bicentennial monument to be dedicated
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Written by Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism   
Thursday, February 16, 2017 01:00 PM

State and local officials will dedicate a new sculpture commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase survey on Monday, February 20th at 10 a.m., near the artwork located in front of the Statehouse Convention Center at 101 E. Markham St. in Little Rock. “Straight Lines on a Round World,” created by local sculptor Michael Warrick and Louisiana artist Aaron Hussey, was commissioned by the Committee for Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Monument and represents more than a decade of planning. The ceremony will feature a christening with water taken from the Arkansas and St. Francis rivers.

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