The Communications Section maintains an influential presence within the social networking and media scene. Arkansas tourism is found on social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram. The website's Travel Arkansas section features blogs written by the staff travel writers on events, attractions, restaurants, activities and other Arkansas tourism subjects. Through this platform, the public can access Arkansas tourism’s social networking sites and ask questions about Arkansas travel. From this page, readers can get ideas for "one tank travels" and view the photo of the day.
In 2010, Arkansas became the first state to launch a tourism smartphone application. This mobile tool provides iPhone users with on-the-go access to deals and packages offered by tourism partners. Coupons, deals and packages become searchable with a “near me” function that provides visitors with dining, lodging and attraction information in Arkansas. Consumers are able to download discounts using their smartphones. This application is both an exciting and beneficial tool for industry partners.
Arkansas was one of the first locations to receive a designated page on TripAdvisor.com. This page provides links to Arkansas.com and displays photos, information and reviews about Arkansas travel opportunities and attractions.
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