SC tourism officials to promote 'barbecue trail'

...its own little special item ? like their recipe for banana pudding," said Marion Edmonds, a spokesman for the tourism department.The first phase of the new advertising campaign ? done by BFG, the Hilton Head Island-based firm that has the...

Visitor spending in South Carolina reaches record $16.5 billion

...named the top tourist destination in the world by readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine.In addition, the state tourism department this year launched a $2.5 million advertising campaign to attract visitors to what it is calling undiscovered...

South Carolina tourism still not back to levels before Great Recession

...passed since Charleston had this type of coverage" with the Ryder Cup, said Marion Edmonds, a spokesman for the tourism department.The PGA was broadcast in India and China, where there are emerging middle classes with the resources to travel...

SC official predicts tourism will return to pre-recession level

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A new South Carolina tourism season is approaching, and the director of the state tourism department predicts this is the year the $15 billion industry returns to pre-Great Recession levels."I do believe 2013...

South Carolina officials pitching cheap gas as tourist attraction

COLUMBIA - South Caro lina's tourism department hopes to woo visitors with the promise of cheaper gasoline."We actually mention that in some of our public relations stuff now...

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...PondDETAILS: Watch more than 20 clubs compete; no charge for specatators; Aiken County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department, (803) 642-7559 or (803) 642-7557, www.aikencountyprt.com outdoor concertsMUSIC IN THE PARK: Savannah...

Children's Book Sale

...the storytime programs and the Fun Funds scholarship program operated by the City of Aiken Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department. Each storytime event provides free books to children in attendance. Fun Funds scholarships provide less fortunate...

Haley picks Black to lead insurance agency

...choices for most cabinet agencies under her control. The two left to be announced include the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department. Its director, Chad Prosser, left the agency last week to return to Myrtle Beach and start a new business.Haley...

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Haley faces diversity critics

...members to get the job done.Haley on Thursday appointed Duane Parrish, 51, to run the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department. Parrish is white. He is president of Premier Hospitality Group, has more than 25 years of tourism experience...

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Go shoot the breeze at kite festival in Aiken

...Citizen's Park, 1060 Banks Mill Road in Aiken. The event is presented by the City of Aiken Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department.Cruise in to the Kite Festival will include kite-flying demonstrations by the Suburban Atlanta Kite Enthusiasts...

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