Little Rock, AR. (Nov. 22, 2019) – The 2019 Little Rock “Rock Stars” have just been announced and there are 39 inductees that round out this year’s hall of fame inductees. The 2019 program has been very successful in bringing 30 conventions to town resulting from various leads and assistance local citizens have provided. This program resulted in 17,440 attendees, 15,300 guest room nights and $5,524,400 in economic impact direct spending.
This year’s induction ceremony to the 2019 Little Rock “Rock Star” Hall of Fame will be held at a luncheon at the Robinson Center Performance Hall on Monday, December 2, 2019. Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. will be on hand to help induct this year’s nominees.
Tourism is a strong economic driver for a community. Just between June and August 2019, the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) hosted 112 meetings and conferences, representing more than 60,000 people having a direct impact of nearly $20 million.
In 2018, over six million leisure travelers visited the city, pumping nearly $2 billion into the local economy at hotels, restaurants, attractions, and shops all while contributing to local and state tax bases and improving quality of life.In 2018, the LRCVB launched the Little Rock “Rock Star” program. The goal of this program is for the LRCVB sales team to reach out to Greater Little Rock area citizens who attend conventions, meetings and sporting events in other cities and states, and work with them to bring those events to Little Rock.
This program was an instant hit, with 54 honorees inducted in the 2018 “Rock Star” Hall of Fame. Those inductees collectively helped bring 43 conventions, meetings and sporting events to Little Rock last year.
If you are part of an organization that hosts events, the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau would love to talk with you about assisting with site selection, bid preparation as well as anything else they can do to secure the meeting for Little Rock.
Did you know that Little Rock offers your event:
More than 7,200 hotel rooms
16 direct flights from seven airlines
A vibrant dining and craft beverage scene
Many venues to host an event including the Statehouse Convention Center, Robinson Center and a wide variety of hotel facilities
Tons of free and ticketed attractions ranging from a Presidential Library to the only purse museum in the Western Hemisphere
A full list of 2019 Rock Stars will be furnished after the event as well as attached with a post-event release.
ABOUT LITTLE ROCK
The Little Rock Advertising & Promotion Commission is the governing body for the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB). LRCVB is the official destination marketing organization for the City of Little Rock, charged with marketing and selling the city as a meeting, sports and leisure travel destination. The LRCVB also manages the Statehouse Convention Center, Robinson Center, River Market and multiple parking facilities. For more information, visitwww.littlerock.com.