CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU All-Star Games Due to the success of the All-Star games over the past four years, the Arkansas Activities Association, along with the A&P Commission, agreed to extend the previous five-year contract by an additional three years. Conway will host the High School All-Star Games and Coaches Clinic through at least 2018. A&P Taxes The City of Conway has a 2 percent tax on hotel rooms and a 2 percent tax on food prepared in restaurants, delicatessens, bakeries, and concession stands. Advertising and Promotion (A&P) tax collections were up 4.68 percent from 2014 to 2015. With an increase of 11.39 percent, the month of February showed the highest year-over-year growth.
Wayfinding Signs The Convention & Visitors Bureau is leading the multi-year effort to bring a comprehensive “wayfinding” system to Conway. Wayfinding systems are a uniform and intuitively designed series of signs to help both residents and visitors orient themselves more easily. The Conway Wayfinding project will initially focus on directing Conway residents and visitors to our highest profile destinations: downtown, major shopping and entertainment districts, sports facilities, meeting facilities, colleges, and hospitals.
Sporting Events Conway may not be a traditional “tourist destination,” but it is a destination for business meetings, special events, and youth sports. The A&P Commission funded 57 events throughout 2015 totaling $206,074.
Conway Area Chamber of Commerce