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South Carolina wants to play host to NCAA championships now that ban is over

...Tournament games.Athletics spokesman Joe Gal braith said Clemson officials have had preliminary discussions with tourism officials in Greenville about playing host to a regional event. And the University of South Carolina has spoken with Columbia-area...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-08-07/south-carolina-wants-play
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
'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
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
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