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Inaugural World Woman Summit to bring global experts to Arkansas

Foundation will launch mentorship program to boost Arkansas’ single mothers Submitted by World Woman Summit Little Rock June 27, 2017 — The The World Woman Foundation Global Mentorship Program (GMP), launching September 30, 2017 at the World Woman Summit, is geared toward the success...
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2.65-carat diamond found at Arkansas State Park

Gem found on surface in less than 10 minutes Submitted by Arkansas State Parks (Murfreesboro, AR) – Victoria Brodski visited Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park for a special birthday celebration. The 25-year-old had known about the unique park for years and finally decided to visit...
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AHDC job training program expands along with tourism marketing

Submitted by Arkansas Department of Human Services Photos available below. The Arkadelphia Human Development Center (AHDC) recently expanded its partnership with the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism by packaging a greater number and variety of specialty tourism brochures into the state’s...
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2017 Henry Awards presented at Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism

Jim Rice named ‘Tourism Person of the Year’ Photos available below. Arkansas tourism partners from across the state today honored the 2017 winners of the annual “Henry Awards” during a luncheon at the 43rd Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism, held March 12-14...
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MEDIA AVAILABILITY: U.S. Travel Association President Roger Dow

Who: Roger Dow, President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Travel Association What: Dow will be available for interviews following the conclusion of his presentation at the 43rd Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism When: TOMORROW, Tuesday, March 14. Breakfast begins at 7:45...
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Haralson, Smith named to Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

Photos available below. Chuck Haralson, former chief photographer for the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, and author Ken Smith were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame today during a luncheon at the 43rd annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Little Rock. The Hall...
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Showtime! Spotlight on Arkansas Tourism! the theme for 2017 Governor’s Conference on Tourism

Who: Tourism industry partners from across the state will gather at the 43rd Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism What: The “Curtain Up” opening ceremony to begin the 2017 tourism season in Arkansas, featuring Miss Arkansas 2016 Savannah Skidmore and entertainment by Arkansas...
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Spotlight on Arkansas Tourism! the theme for 2017 Governor’s Conference on Tourism

Who: Tourism industry partners from across the state will gather at the 43rd Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism What: The “Curtain Up” opening ceremony to begin the 2017 tourism season in Arkansas, featuring Miss Arkansas 2016 Savannah Skidmore and entertainment by Arkansas...
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43rd Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Little Rock March 12-14

Governor Asa Hutchinson, U.S. Travel Association President Roger Dow and Anne Madison of Brand USA headline the event Tourism partners from across the state will meet at the 43rd Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism March 12-14 at the Little Rock Marriott and Statehouse Convention Center....
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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism receives national travel media award

The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism has won the silver award in the category of “Destination Social Media or Marketing Campaign” in the 2016 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards Competition. The award comes in recognition of the department’s Parkansas...
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Brant Collins named Group Travel Manager for Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

Katherine Stewart, travel writerArkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Photos available below. Brant Collins has been named the Group Travel Manager for the Tourism Division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. An Arkansan since early childhood, Collins grew up in Dover (Pope County)....
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New Research Project Coordinator for Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

Mary Osteen, public information technicianArkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Photos available below. Heather Huckeba has been named the Research Project Coordinator for the Tourism Division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. Among her various duties, Huckeba will develop and oversee...
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New Welcome Center Administrator for Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

Photos available below. Kayla Hardage has been named the Tourism Welcome Center Administrator for the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. An Arkansas native, Hardage previously served as the manager of the Department’s Little Rock Welcome Center, where she provided administrative support...
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COVER Activation

COVER Activation for Potential Isaac EvacueesThe Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism has activated the COVER program, due to potential evacuation of the Gulf Coast by Tropical Storm Isaac. COVER stands for Communication of Vacancies Emergency Response Plan. Created in response to the influx of...
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One Tank Arkansas Travels Program Debut

May 15, 2012  * * * * * Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism has launched a partnership campaign aimed at reminding visitors that Arkansas is a friendly, exciting and affordable vacation destination. The “More Fun Per Gallon” program...
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What’s New in Arkansas For 2012

Central Arkansas Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Walk – Runs from West Markham Street to the Clinton Presidential Library in downtown Little Rock. Names of Five Freedom Riders, sit-in activists and former President Bill Clinton, the initial honorees showcased in sidewalk plaques. New names added...
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WHITE RIVER SYSTEM LAKES UPDATE

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 25 - The Little Rock District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports that heavy rains are causing some of its six lakes in the White River basin to rise rapidly, especially Beaver Lake near Rogers, Ark., Table Rock Lake near Branson, Mo., and Clearwater Lake near Piedmont,...
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ARKANSAS STATE PARKS CAMPSITES WILL NOT BE AFFECTED BY ANY TEMPORARY SHUTDOWN OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAMPGROUNDS IN ARKANSAS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2011     State Park Campgrounds are State-managed Facilities Separate from Those Administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, USDA Forest Service, National Park Service or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service   (LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) —The 1,770...
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April Events Taking Place in the Arkansas River Valley

  April Events Taking Place in the Arkansas River Valley  * * * * * *Jill M. Rohrbach, travel writerArkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Tweet line: Check out April Events in the Arkansas River Valley: http://tiny.cc/bofqm Note to the Print and Broadcast Media: In order to better serve...
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April Events Taking Place in the Arkansas Ozarks

* * * * * *Jill M. Rohrbach and Kimberly J. Williams, travel writersArkansas Department of Parks and TourismTweet line: Check out April Events in the Arkansas Ozarks: http://tiny.cc/g2ajr Note to the Print and Broadcast Media: In order to better serve your needs and to keep you from getting...
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April Events Taking Place in the Arkansas Delta

  * * * * * * Kimberly J. Williams, travel writerArkansas Department of Parks and TourismTweet line: Check out April Events in the Arkansas Delta: http://tiny.cc/f9ccs   Note to the Print and Broadcast Media: In order to better serve your needs and to keep you from getting extremely long...
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April Events Taking Place in the Arkansas Timberlands

* * * * *Zoie Clift, travel writerArkansas Department of Parks and Tourism   Tweet line: Check Out April Events in the Arkansas Timberlands: http://tiny.cc/wzqr7     Note to the Print and Broadcast Media:    In order to better serve your needs...
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April Events Taking Place in the Arkansas Ouachitas

  * * * * * *Zoie Clift, travel writerArkansas Department of Parks and Tourism   Tweet line: Check Out April Events in the Arkansas Ouachitas: http://tiny.cc/tran1     Read More

April Events Taking Place in Central Arkansas

* * * * Kerry Kraus, travel writerArkansas Department of Parks and Tourism   Tweet line: Check out April Events in Central Arkansas : http://tiny.cc/l0pfb   Note to the Print and Broadcast Media: In order to better serve your needs and to keep you from getting extremely long documents...
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USFWS to break ground on "green" aquatic conservation and education center

March 18, 2011 * * * * * * * MAMMOTH SPRING – Mammoth Spring National Fish Hatchery soon will be home to one of the most energy-efficient buildings ever built by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A ground-breaking ceremony will take place at the future site of the Aquatic Conservation and...
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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism to test COVER, the Communication of Vacancies Emergency Response Plan, March 17-27

The Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism will begin testing COVER -“Communication of Vacancies Emergency Response” system on March 17. COVER is activated when an emergency forces evacuation from surrounding areas into Arkansas. In addition to using COVER during an emergency, the...
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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism launches COVER, the Communication of Vacancies Emergency Response Plan

The Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism and the Arkansas Hospitality Association in conjunction with the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management will soon launch a travel website called COVER -“Communication of Vacancies Emergency Response.” The system is activated when an emergency...
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2011 Arkansas Media Kit Now Available

* * * * *Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism As a media representative, with a new year comes the desire for new ideas and stories. The 2011 Arkansas Media Kit is just what you need. Available online at http://www.arkansasmediaroom.com/media-kit/, the kit contains feature stories, Arkansas...
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Downtown Conway Christmas Open House

Submitted by: Kim Williams, Executive Director, Conway Downtown PartnershipContact: Kim Williams501.548.9950 kim@conwayarkansas.orgDowntown Conway Christmas Open House When: 1p to 5p, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009Where: Downtown Conway, ArkansasWhat: Downtown Conway Christmas Open House in Conway   Come...
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