Arkansas.com receives outstanding achievement award

Arkansas Tourism was recently selected for an award in outstanding achievement in web development by the Web Marketing Association (WMA).  The award specifically recognizes the Arkansas.com page “Virtual Arkansas: Staying inside doesn’t mean you can’t have fun,” which was created to help promote The Natural State at a time during the COVID-19 pandemic when many tourist […]

Florida’s Historic Coast Has Wide-Open Spaces, New Exhibits, New Hotels and Restaurants

St. Augustine, Fla. (September 2020)– This northeast Florida destination with its 42 miles of pristine Atlantic Beaches, has been a favorite getaway for 455 years. And there are always new adventures to be had.  What’s New Attractions & Tours Lightner Museum, located in the former Hotel Alcazar, one of the Ancient City’s architectural centerpieces, recently completed […]

Special Issue of TravelWorld International Magazine Out Now!

Stories of how journalists and destinations have survived during Covid-19 Featuring stories and photography from NATJA members. Read all the stories now at travelworldmagazine.com. Thank you to our NATJA members who contributed and shared their stories during these times. Linda Ballou Nancy Besharah Sandra Bornstein Tonya Fitzpatrick Alice Ford Emese Fromme Greg Goodmacher Helen Hatzis Fyllis […]

Arkansas tourism industry continues to strengthen state economy

2019 economic impact report indicates solid growth The positive economic impact of tourism in Arkansas continues to be significant, according to data released from the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. In 2019, just under 69,000 Arkansans worked directly within the travel industry, a 1.4 percent increase over 2018. And these ambassadors greeted more […]

Silver Dollar City Presents Crafts, Cowboys & Pumpkins

(Branson, Missouri, 9/17/2020) As part of a 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee, Silver Dollar City presents one of the longest running and most-attended craft festivals in America, The Harvest Festival featuring Crafts, Cowboys and Pumpkins, September 23-October 31, 2020. The 1880s theme park has perfected this annual event over the past six decades, creating one of the most […]

September 16: Letter from NATJA’s CEO

It’s hard to believe that it is the middle of September. This year has certainly had its challenges. I think that I speak for everyone when I say 2020 can’t leave fast enough!

2020 September Featured Journalist: Dave Parfitt

Dave is a freelance travel writer specializing in family travel, and the editorial director of AdventuresByDaddy.com, covering family travel and entertainment from Dad’s point of view. Dave produces content for outlets including Lonely Planet, AAA, Fox News Travel, US News and World Report, Huffington Post, TravelAge West, Family Traveller, TripAdvisor’s Family Vacation Critic, USA Today, […]

Explore Fairbanks 2020-21 Winter Guide Featuring Northern Lights Viewing is Available for Free

Fairbanks, Alaska (AK) – The 2020-21 Fairbanks Winter Guide is now available for free. The 24-page full-color booklet is designed to help plan vacations during the winter season. Fairbanks enjoys world-class northern lights viewing as well as an array of winter fun including ice sculpting and dog mushing. Filled with open winter businesses including accommodations, […]

Carrboro, North Carolina

Carr Mill Mall, in the heart of Carrboro, NC, was named for Julian Carr. The mall was a former cotton mill. Carr bought it in 1914, donated electricity to the community, and in honor and thanks the town changed its name from West End to Carrboro. But it’s not all good — in the Jim Crow era, Carr […]

Venetian Magic

By Jacqueline Harmon Butler When Susan’s boyfriend cancels his plans to visit Italy with her, she is devastated. On impulse, she decides to visit Venice. Through a simple quirk of fate, she meets an older woman in the lobby of the Hotel Daniele who makes her an incredible offer. Thus, begins an adventure filled with […]

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