May 16: A Letter NATJA’s CEO

Dear NATJA Family: All I can say is, “We are back!” After this past week’s announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relaxing the use of masks, we are confident that tourism will once again see a boom! Travel will be at the top of the public’s mind, especially after 14 months of missing […]

Arkansas Delta Byways Launches New Tourism Games

Submitted by Delta Byways Arkansas Delta Byways, one of the 12 Regional Tourist Associations recognized by Arkansas Tourism, has introduced two new interactive games – a trivia game and a Scenic Byways Challenge – aimed at educating visitors and residents about the historical region. The games were created in conjunction with Eksplor Gaming. The company […]

Be Part of the Largest Boat Parade in the World at the Lake of the Ozarks

LAKE OF THE OZARKS, MO – Boaters from across the country are encouraged to come to Central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks on Saturday, June 12 to attempt to set a new official record for the largest boat parade in the world. According to Guinness World Records, the current record stands at 1,180 vessels, which was set in Terengganu, […]

Welcome to the Midway

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro border, one block east of where Franklin Street melds into Main Street, is home to a concentration of creative energy and retro-innovation where the businesses are chic – nerd-chic – in the best possible ways. Consider: a bustling beer garden, a busy thrift store and a red coffee trailer, historic music venue […]

May Edition of ‘Discover Arkansas’ Available Online

The May edition of “Discover Arkansas” is available at www.arkansas.com/discover-arkansas. Published by Arkansas Tourism, the monthly digital publication highlights events, activities and trip ideas in The Natural State. With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start planning your weekend getaway! Why not take the road less traveled? In this month’s issue, we’re highlighting […]

Thanks to Service and Hospitality Workers for Delivering Hope

This long and arduous year imposed on us and the world a darkness we have never known, but we were guided by the light of the heroes among us, some of whom came from surprising corners, providing hospitality, food, warmth, showing us what calm in a crisis looks like.  At press time most businesses are […]

Newest Monument Trail to Be dedicated at Devil’s Den State Park

New trails opening Thursday, May 6, offer access to more areas of the park to hikers, mountain bikers, and trail runners (WEST FORK, Ark.) – Arkansas State Parks will dedicate the latest expansion of the Monument Trails system with 12 miles of new trails at Devil’s Den State Park in West Fork, Arkansas. With support […]

Listen to the Latest Episode of the Discover Arkansas Podcast

The latest episode of the Discover Arkansas podcast is now available online. Hosts Colton Faull and Melissa Conley went to Walnut Ridge to learn more about how an impromptu visit by the Beatles changed the town decades later. They also stopped into the Old State House Museum to view a new exhibit that honors the […]

2021 May Featured Destination of the Month: South County Tourism Council

The South County Tourism Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the towns of Charlestown, Coventry, East Greenwich, Exeter, Hopkinton, Narragansett, North Kingstown, Richmond, South Kingstown, West Greenwich, and Westerly as a leisure travel destination. The SCTC’s promotional efforts include publication of a 100-page vacation guide; a year-long advertising campaign directed at our leisure […]

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