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'Augmented reality' could work for commissioners

...to improve lighting and landscaping around the James Brown statue.The subcommittee heard ideas from downtown and tourism officials for promoting Brown and his statue. DDA Director Margaret Woodard suggested facade improvements to buildings next to the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-06-13/augmented-reali
Memphis Pyramid seeks former glory with new Bass Pro Shops

...alligators and fish.An observatory at the top offers stunning views of Memphis' downtown and the wide river.Tourism officials believe the site could attract 2 million people a year and generate much-needed economic activity if travelers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/travel/2015-04-30/memphis-pyramid-seeks-former
New project in South promotes music "triangle"

...for community leaders to preserve these spots for future educational and tourism opportunities. State and local tourism officials hope much-needed dollars flow into their towns from travelers with cash to spend on restaurants, music shows...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-05-09/new-project-south-promotes-music-tr
European vacation as much as 25 percent cheaper because of euro

...muted economic growth.U.S. bookings to some European countries have risen by up to 20 percent so far, European tourism officials and American travel companies report.Lyssandros Tsilidis, the president of the Hellenic Association of Travel...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-19/european-vacation-much-25-
SC tourism groups urge road repairs

...The chorus calling for lawmakers and Gov. Nikki Haley to fix South Carolina's roads got louder Tuesday as tourism officials warned that deteriorating roads are threatening the state's $18 billion tourism industry.The Coastal Chambers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-20/sc-tourism-groups-urge-road-r
January tourism impact expected to be $2 million

Augusta tourism officials expect $2 million in visitor spending in January.The big driver will be the Augusta Cutting Horse Futurity, starting Friday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-13/january-tourism-impact-exp
Stevie B's offers 'no comment' on closing

...for me to step away and leave this business in her capable hands." LOTS OF NEWS FROM THE TWITTER FEED:Augusta tourism officials expect $2 million in visitor spending in January. Augusta businessman Alonzo Boardman Jr. dies at 82. Wet Seal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2015-01-19/stevie-b-s-
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