Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Hospitality goes virtual March 2

Tourism partners from across the state will gather March 2-3 for the 47th Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Hospitality. This year’s conference is virtual and free with the theme “GRIT: Generating Recovery in Tourism.” It builds on last year’s theme, “Tourism Takes Grit,” which was especially true in 2020 and one of the reasons […]

2021 February Featured Destination of the Month: Discover Newport, RI

Newport and The Classic Coast is a feast for the senses; a veritable banquet of salt air, dappled light, ocean breezes, and creaking floorboards. Honestly, just spending some quiet time staring out at our horizon can feel life changing. Of course, if you want to turn up the volume, our coast is here to paddle, […]

NATJA: From A Small Motel Meeting Room To A Nationally Recognized Organization

By Bob Nesoff NATJA Founding President Sometimes it takes a kick in the “You know what” to get things off the dime and moving. That’s how NATJA came into being. For a number of years many legit travel writers complained about some “elite” travel writer’s organization that cherry-picked members who had contacts within the organization. […]

Travel Kansas Media & PR February Newsletter

We are feeling the love this February. We ended January with a fantastic branding celebration, including the reveal of our new brand anthem video. The momentum continues with Kansas’ Black History Month, International Pancake Day and a Super Bowl commercial that took our breath away.  Peep our new video below!  Kansas Celebrates Black History Month […]

Tourism industry offsets COVID’s impact through innovation

The tourism industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Creativity has helped many industry members weather the storm and succeed during this difficult time. Some new ideas were born of the pandemic, while others were adapted to help businesses and life carry on, safely, as much as possible. Not all of these changes […]

Orange Slices – February 9, 2021

Jim Merritt The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression. — W.E.B. Dubois  There are a few things to know about Chapel Hill resident, Jim Merritt, in order to understand the kind of man he is. In 2008, Jim Merritt was appointed to the Chapel Hill Town Council after sitting council member […]

2021 February Featured Journalist of the Month: Jeremy Bassetti

Jeremy Bassetti is a writer, educator, and interview based in Orlando, Florida. He is interested in place, travel literature, nature, and more. He holds a Ph.D. and teaches full-time at a small college in Central Florida. He is the host of the award-winning Travel Writing World podcast and has interviewed some of the world’s most famous travel […]

Unbound Book Festival Events For February

COLUMBIA, MO – The 2021 Unbound Book Festival, a free celebration of literature of all kinds, is in full swing with literary panels, discussions and events taking place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. CST now through April 23. All 2021 Unbound events are held virtually and they are open to the public and […]

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