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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley traveling to India to lure jobs to South Carolina

...India, and he's paying his own airfare. Commerce expects to spend about $50,000 on the trip, Hitt said.Tourism officials will work to brand South Carolina as a tourist destination, while Commerce officials meet with business leaders...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-07/south-carolina-gov-nikki-hale
Money really does grow on trees in New England, where leaf peepers pump millions into states

...Mountain State will surpass 950,000 this year, an increase of 8 percent and the highest visit count since 1989, tourism officials said.The fall season accounts for a quarter of annual tourist spending in Vermont. And with this autumn providing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-19/money-really-does-grow-tre
Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia

...stands by the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps that Stallone famously ran up. Collins said her family is working with tourism officials to ensure sightseeing maps include the Frazier memorial.Arnaud du Croix, of Veenendaal, the Netherlands, took...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-09-02/joe-frazier-statue-r
Evacuation ordered for island on North Carolina's Outer Banks

...taking a cautious, but still-optimistic approach: No evacuations had been ordered for areas north of Hatteras.Tourism officials expect about 250,000 people to visit the Outer Banks for the long holiday weekend. "We want everybody to be safe...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-02/evacuation-ordered-island-nor
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Visitors expected to spend $2.8 millionAugusta tourism officials expect $2.8 million in visitor spending in January.Tourism will beat activity from a year ago by about $500,000, according...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-01/business-news
January tourism impact expected to be $2.8 million

Augusta tourism officials expect $2.8 million in visitor spending in January.Tourism will beat activity from a year ago by about $500,000, according...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-01/january-tourism-impact-exp
Augusta airlines fly on time most of year

...US Airways also had a few months where it was leaving late a quarter of the time. TWITTER HIGHLIGHTS:Augusta tourism officials expect $2.8 million in visitor spending in January.Wal-Mart opens hiring center on Wrightsboro Road for its...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2014-01-03/augusta-air
Ramblin' Rhodes: Opry legend Jimmy C. Newman part of bluegrass festival lineup

...to Long, who worked for many months obtaining financial support from Lincolnton and Lincoln County government and tourism officials.When the original festival ended in 2009, the area took a huge economic hit.Festival attendees always have come...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2013-05-02/ramblin-rhodes-opry-l
SC tourism officials to promote 'barbecue trail'

...South Carolina, many open only a few days a week and known primarily to locals and barbecue aficionados.State tourism officials want to help them drum up more business, spending $1.2 million to promote the state's "barbecue trail" in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-08-11/sc-tourism-officials-promote-
Tourism officials say 2010 profitable for Augusta

Tourism means big bucks for Augusta. The city's tourism industry had a groundbreaking year last year, and tourism officials predict success for 2011, Barry White, the president and CEO of the Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau, said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-03-10/tourism-officials-say-2010-pr
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