North Little Rock to launch North Little Rock Restaurant Week January 24

NORTH LITTLE ROCK (January 3, 2022) – The North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (North Little Rock CVB) and the City of North Little Rock’s Economic Development announced today they will host North Little Rock Restaurant Week January 24 – January 30, 2022, to support local restaurants. “Our goal is to encourage locals to […]

2022 January Featured Journalist of the Month: Ron Krannich

RONALD L. KRANNICH, Ph.D., is one of today’s leading travel, career, and life skills writers who has authored more than 100 books. He is the founder and president of both CRUZUS and Impact Publications. Ron received his Ph.D. in Political Science, Public Administration, and Southeast Asian Studies. A former Peace Corps Volunteer, Fulbright Scholar, university professor, and management […]

2022 January Featured Journalist of the Month: Ruksana Hussain

Ruksana has been writing for more than 20 years about everything from food and travel to social media and community leaders. Her experiences have her covering local events and connecting with people from varied walks of life. She also travels nationally and internationally for stories and chronicles those adventures on her travel site.  ​To date, her […]

2022 January Featured Destination of the Month: Arkansas Tourism

The mission of the Department of Parks and Tourism is to enhance the quality of life in Arkansas by promoting, protecting, interpreting, and managing the State’s natural and cultural resources. The department strives to help the tourism industry connect with prospective travelers while promoting the state of Arkansas as a whole. 1. ) What is […]

What I got done in 2021! What I hope to do in 2022!

In 2021 I gave Wai-nani a new look and published the third edition of the story that remains my proudest Achievement. Wai-nani casts a hypnotic spell that transports you to ancient Hawai’i.  Available on Amazon and my site www.LindaBallouAuthor.com Embrace of the Wild inspired by the indomitable equestrian explorer, Isabella Bird, was the winner in […]

Chief of Communications hired for the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism

Arkansas Tourism

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism has hired Jeff LeMaster to be its chief of communications. The chief of communications at ADPHT oversees all communications, marketing, public relations and media relations activities at the department. LeMaster will begin in the role on Jan. 3 at a salary of $74,094. “Jeff […]

Kick-off 2022 with a Hike at an Arkansas State Park

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) – In all 50 states, hikers in America’s State Parks will kick off the new year with healthy, fun, outdoor experiences as part of the annual First Day Hikes event. This year for First Day Hikes, Arkansas State Parks will offer guided hikes at many locations, as well as encourage self-guided walks […]

A Wild Time on the Central Coast

Winter on the Central Coasts means fewer tourists and plentiful wildlife. Birds and marine mammals gather there in chaotic profusion from December to February. Every year, hundreds of birders flock to the sleepy fishing town of Morro Bay on California’s Central Coast to take part in the Audubon Birding Fest. The Pacific’s saltwater mixed with […]

December 16: A Letter From NATJA’s CEO

Dear NATJA Family: As 2021 comes to an end, I can’t help but feel grateful for all of you. This year has been challenging but we have all stayed connected and supportive of one another. Thank you to our Advisory Board as they continue to set NATJA’s course. Our Advisory Board is led by Co-Chairs Francesca Donlan […]

Kansas Tourism Media & PR December Newsletter

That’s A Wrap As another year comes to a close, I like to sit back (preferably, with a drink in hand) and reflect on what I have learned and the most impactful moments over the last 360-ish days. My key takeaway as a PR professional in a 2-year pandemic is travelers have opened their eyes […]

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