As COVID-19 vaccinations increase and virus cases decrease, Visit Hot Springs CEO Steve Arrison delivered an especially positive message about the future of the city to Hot Springs National Park Rotary Club on Wednesday.
“Aren’t we lucky to live in Hot Springs National Park?” Arrison began. “The word from today’s going to be positive, OK?”
Before delving into his “somewhat” prepared remarks, he said cheekily at the beginning, Arrison told the room full of people enjoying a meal in the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa that gatherings are becoming more frequent, and he predicts Hot Springs to have a record-breaking summer. The record-breaking hospitality tax collections in March, which exceeded pre-pandemic March 2019’s tax collections by almost 10%, are an indicator of this.
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