Aggressor Adventures Consumer Travel Index Points to a Readiness to Plan and Book Travel

AUGUSTA, Ga. (April 27, 2021) – Aggressor Adventures® announces today the positive results of its latest Consumer Travel Index, which tracks consumer travel sentiments on a bi-monthly basis. Vacation Deprivation Leads to Longer Trips The survey asked respondents to share their travel plans for 2021. Results show nearly 40 percent of travelers are planning longer […]

Post COVID Event Planning In Orange County, NC

North Carolina is continuing to see fast and fair vaccine distribution. Now as the weather heats up, inquiries to the Visitors Bureau have increased with a similar theme: where can I get married or host a family and friends event outdoors? Here’s what we know. As always we encourage you to check the North Carolina Governor’s […]

The Power of Travel: Arkansas can help drive America’s economic rebound

The travel industry in Arkansas and across the globe has been hit hard over the past year. We’ve all the seen the headlines about lost revenue and economic instability because of COVID-19. Yet, hope is now on the horizon, and people are ready to get back out and explore. Travel’s ability to bounce back after […]

Arkansas State Parks Dedicates Dr. T.W. Hardison Visitor Center at Petit Jean State Park

(MORRILTON, Ark.) – Officials gathered at Petit Jean State Park today for a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for the Dr. T.W. Hardison Visitor Center. The newly constructed building, which provides space for camper registration, interpretive exhibits, meetings, special events, and staff offices, is named for the man whose vision for Petit Jean State Park brought […]

Future Sultana Disaster Museum Board Announces Capital Campaign Kick-Off

Submitted by the Sultana Disaster Museum Marion, AR (April 14, 2021) The Sultana Steamboat explosion of 1865 is the “Greatest Maritime Disaster in United States History”. While many people have never heard of the tragedy, a small group in Marion, Arkansas formed the Sultana Historical Preservation Society and opened a modest museum in 2015. The […]

Bringing Tourism Back

Like spring itself, the world feels like it’s rising again, about to bloom in the coming summer sun. In this new and brighter light we have an opportunity to see what’s changed and how we can do what we did before in new and better ways, in a way that serves ourselves and our community. […]

April 16: A Letter NATJA’s CEO

Dear Friends,  As destinations open up and travel resumes, we wanted to provide an opportunity for our community to come together. While countries are in the process of having its residents vaccinated, this process probably will not be completed until later in the year. Our NATJA team felt it important to provide resources to our members during this time.  To that end, we are […]

Columbia is for the Birds… And Bird-Watchers!

COLUMBIA, MO – There are many reasons to love Columbia – the food, the festivals, the art, the music, the people – but many have an affinity for this college town for the opportunities it offers for an outdoor escape. City parks, state parks and trails galore make Columbia an outdoor enthusiast’s go-to in Central […]

Gov. Asa Hutchinson to Join in Dedication of Petit Jean State Park Visitor Center

(MORRILTON, Ark.) – Gov. Asa Hutchinson will join in the dedication and grand opening of the Dr. T.W. Hardison Visitor Center at Petit Jean State Park. The newly constructed facility provides space for camper registration, interpretive exhibits, meetings, special events, and staff offices. It is named for the man whose vision for Petit Jean State Park brought about […]

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