Author Archives: melliott


As a native Arkansan, it’s hard for me to choose just one favorite place or attraction in the state! I’m always amazed by how much there is to see and do in Arkansas. I love to hike and explore the outdoors, and there’s no shortage of opportunities to do so, from the Ozark Mountains in the northern part of the ...

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The Visit North Carolina team participated in an exercise for its major tourism conference in 2019, where each staffer indicated a “first” they’d like to experience in North Carolina in 2020. Here’s what they listed. Mark Shore (left), director of tourism marketing for Visit NC, said his “first” for this year was to drink wine with a llama at Divine ...

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Making connections

Have you ever wondered how the tourism professionals from across the Southeast create all those vacation-worthy experiences? One way is at the STS annual conference Connections.

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