receives outstanding achievement award

Arkansas Tourism was recently selected for an award in outstanding achievement in web development by the Web Marketing Association (WMA).  The award specifically recognizes the page “Virtual Arkansas: Staying inside doesn’t mean you can’t have fun,” which was created to help promote The Natural State at a time during the COVID-19 pandemic when many tourist attractions temporarily closed. The site accomplished three main goals: to promote safety in the community, to support the tourism industry and to inspire future travel.

“ is one of the best entries I’ve judged this year and one of few websites I’ve scored all 10’s for over the past 15+ years judging WebAwards,” said one judge. “Attractive interface, user-friendly navigation, use of current technology and timely response to events (like COVID) with content and use of interactive features like regional guides, puzzles, bingo and video promote interest, interaction and length of time on website. Very nicely done. Congratulations!”

In addition to the interactive features mentioned above, publishes new monthly content under Discover Arkansas to inspire readers to travel to different parts of the state.
For a complete list of 2020 award winners and honorable mentions, visit
About Arkansas Tourism
Arkansas Tourism, a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, strives to expand the economic impact of travel and tourism in the state and enhance the quality of life for all Arkansans. The division manages 14 Arkansas Welcome Centers and employs more than 60 staff members across The Natural State. For more information, visit

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