(Labor and Management) We depend on it for tens of thousands of jobs year-round. (Impact 6 Billion) We depend on it for hundreds of millions of dollars in wages and tax revenue. (The Natural State) We depend on it to not merely maintain but improve our state's image. (Visit, Linger, Spend!) It's tourism. Summer vacations, autumn among the turning leaves, hunting and fishing and conventions year-round. Where stands the industry today, and possibly tomorrow.
Panelists: Jim Daily - Tourism Director, Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism; Stacey Hurst - Secretary, Arkansas Department of Heritage and Tourism; and Montine McNulty - Executive Director, Arkansas Hospitality Association.