March 5, 2006 -- Posted at 6:30 p.m. CST
JONESBORO, AR -- The 32nd Annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism is coming to
The Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce placed a bid to host the conference two years ago.
Cari White, Executive Vice President of the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, said that having this conference in Region 8 will be very beneficial to the community.
“The economic impact of this conference to our economy will be about $450,000,” said White.
The three day conference will bring about 600 visitors, or tourists, to
“Tourism is a $4.5 billion industry in
By showcasing what
“We want to expose Northeast Arkansas as a great place to have meetings, a great place to have conventions, and a great place to just come and see the sights,” said White.
And there are plenty of sights to see.
Jodi Morris, Director of the Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s
“In our first year, we had about 65,000 visitors, and we expect about that many this year,” said Morris.
The Governor’s Conference on Tourism will be held at the Holiday Inn in
“The Mall at Turtle Creek will be a great attraction for us. The number one pastime of visitors is shopping,” said White.
The Governor's Conference on Tourism begins on Sunday, March 5 and ends on Tuesday, March 7th.
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