October 16: A Letter From NATJA’s CEO

Happy Fall! We hope our Canadian members had a wonderful Thanksgiving, surrounded by family and friends! This is a time of year that so many cherish, and after last year’s isolation, to be able to share it with our loved ones makes these holidays even more meaningful. The NATJA Awards Competition is in full swing. […]

New Pinnacle Mountain State Park Visitor Center Public Information Session

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) – Arkansas State Parks will host a public information session to introduce the design for the new visitor center at Pinnacle Mountain State Park on Oct. 19 at the West Summit Pavilion from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The open house will showcase the new building, landscape, and exhibit design. Construction is […]

North Little Rock to host Northern Lights holiday celebration Saturday, November 20

Free. public event with holiday market, live music, Santa’s Workshop, food trucks NORTH LITTLE ROCK (Thursday, October 14, 2021) – The North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the City of North Little Rock announced today the return of the annual holiday celebration, Northern Lights, on Saturday, November 20, 2021, 3 p.m. to […]

Southwest Airlines announces intention to serve Myrtle Beach, S.C., Eugene, Ore., and Bellingham, Wash., in 2021

Southwest Airlines Co. announced an intention to bring the flexibility and value of Southwest Airlines to three new airports in 2021, including Bellingham International Airport. Southwest Airlines Chairman and CEO Gary Kelly today is sharing the following message with the Employees of Southwest: I’m pleased to share with you all that today we’re announcing our intention to serve three more […]

Galveston Visitors Bureau Launches New Destination Website, Rebrands as “Visit Galveston”

GALVESTON, Texas (October 7, 2021) – Visitors wanting to hit the beach and attractions on Galveston Island have a new planning resource at their fingertips: VisitGalveston.com. The new website, officially launched this week, provides visitors with a one-stop shop for Galveston tourism information and inspiration, including blogs, webcams, and interactive tours. Most notably, the site […]

This weekend in North Little Rock (10.11.2021)

Here is what is going on in North Little Rock this week! Dazz & Brie will be performing in Argenta Plaza on Friday, October 15. There will also be a virtual pride celebration on October 16. Things to do this week in North Little Rock (as of 10.11.21) *denotes FREE admission Full calendar of events: […]

A New First Place Award

Hi, I know what you’re thinking — “what, another email blast from this guy?” I’m sorry to bother you again so soon with another email, but I want to share a bit of exciting news I just received. I won first place for travel writing in 2020 from the North American Mature Publishers Association for […]

Arkansas State Parks Director Grady Spann to Retire in December

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) – Grady Spann, who started his career with Arkansas State Parks in 1993 as superintendent of Parkin Archeological State Park and rose to director of the Division of Arkansas State Parks in 2016, has announced his retirement, effective at the end of this year. “Grady has been a true leader of the […]

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