It was a terrible year for nearly everything tourism-related. But, on many of South Carolina's golf courses, business was booming.
The number of passengers projected at South Carolina's major airports is expected to nearly double from the current 40 percent of normal levels by mid-summer, and TSA is looking to spread them out to maintain social distancing as the pandemic persists into the warm-weather months.
JetBlue Airways is adding new daily service between the Big Apple and the Holy City starting in July. It's part of an alliance with American Airlines to get planes back in the air following the devastating effects of the pandemic on the airline industry.
When it reopens this spring, it will be The Ryder, a 91-key hotel with a bar and restaurant, a café and an all-new look and feel from its predecessor at the site, the King Charles Inn.
At this year's S.C. Governor's Conference, tourism leaders tried to focus on the positives, but, with key indicators still far from recovery, the outliers of travel in 2020, like golf and state parks, were the highlights.
A boutique hotel in Charleston's historic district is outfitting an adjacent building as apartment-style units with hotel-like perks for guests looking to book stays of a month or longer.
Charleston's Board of Architectural Review voted to grant the first of three design approvals for the Woolfe Hotel, a 252-room development planned at the corner of Meeting and Woolfe streets.
The Michelin-sponsored exhibition will be the first that will debut at the International African American Museum, opening in 2022, before traveling the country.
Plans given to the city refer to the development, which would be at the corner of Woolfe and Meeting streets downtown, as The Woolfe Hotel.
The executive director of Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant is resigning, effective this spring.
No one could have predicted how important short-term rentals would turn out to be in 2020, when the pandemic changed how people traveled — and where they wanted to stay overnight.
The number of air travelers plummeted more than 60 percent across the nation and in South Carolina last year amid the pandemic, but the rate of passengers discovered with firearms in their carry-on luggage doubled from 2019.
The organizers of a 1,000-person New Year's Eve party planned on the Yorktown aircraft carrier at Patriots Point are suing the state-owned museum for calling off the event with a day's notice for COVID-19 safety concerns.
The price wasn't disclosed at the time, but a high-end hotel, its signature restaurant and some adjacent real estate near Charleston's historic City Market changed hands last month for more th…
The Market Pavilion Hotel on East Bay Street officially reopened some of its guestrooms Friday for the first time since it, along with many other hotels in the region, temporarily closed amid last spring's COVID-related shutdowns.
The Governor's Conference on Tourism & Travel, the largest annual gathering of South Carolina's tourism industry, will be a shorter and simpler affair this year, but it will still be held in-person.
Crippled by the coronavirus, air travel at Charleston International plunged to a level not seen since 2010 during the aftermath of the Great Recession.
A recent travel survey conducted by Myrtle Beach-based Fuel — an industry leader in hotel marketing solutuons — showed people will be willing to travel domestically this year, as long as masks are worn and a vaccine is on its way.
Tech giant Sony is making a contribution worth $1.7 million to the International African American Museum that's under construction on the Charleston peninsula.
A low-cost carrier is tacking on new nonstop service from Charleston to two cities in the Midwest, boosting its number of destinations served from the Lowcountry to eight.
All U.S. sailings, including voyages on its Charleston-based Sunshine pleasure ship, have been canceled through at least March 31.
Charleston tourism is usually buoyed early on in the year by a string of special events in the spring. That won't be the case this year, and their absence totals tens of millions of dollars in economic impact the sector is used to seeing.
The National Medal of Honor Leadership and Education Center is set to be built near the waterfront at Patriots Point. Organizers hope to open it by Memorial Day 2024, about a year later than a previously-announced date.
Southwest Airlines is tacking on a daily flight between the Colorado capital and the Lowcountry in March.
The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition will not move forward with its 2021 event, despite an initial announcement for a scaled-back festival this February.
When put up against nationwide numbers, some of the state's tourism stats for 2020, show a slight advantage for South Carolina. But the year was still a devastating one for travel in the Palmetto State.
State epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell has warned that participating in Dec. 31 celebrations "could prove to be devastating."
First offered in November in an audio format, the new tour includes new details learned about the more than 190 enslaved people mentioned by name in the diaries of Charles Drayton.
Estimates about when and how the sector will recover aside, there are several changes in traveler behavior that emerged during the pandemic that are likely to extend into 2021 — or even beyond.
As the Myrtle Beach area turns the page on a devastating 2020 that left many unemployed and forced businesses to shutter their doors, at least one area leader says research points to a promising 2021.
After months of lagging just behind the statewide average, hotel occupancy in Charleston caught up in the last couple of months, but the same can't be said for hospitality jobs in the region.
Struggling airports across South Carolina believe the wide availability of a vaccine by the late spring will result in most travelers returning by late summer.
The new $3 million grant, plus $3 million in required matching funds, aren't the first allocations to be earmarked for tourism marketing intended to help hurry the sector's recovery.
South Carolina's state park system has made efforts to diversify — in its staffing and the audience it serves, but those efforts haven't worked. Now, it's trying something new.
Former investment banker and Charleston native Hank Holliday has owned the Planters Inn since 1994. The hotelier said he's confident the new owner will be an "extraordinary steward" of the property.
British Airways has delayed the return of nonstop flights between London and Charleston through at least the summer of 2021. The service is important to South Carolina since it's the first nonstop overseas air service from the state.
There were 120 new business licenses and renewals in November in Myrtle Beach compared to 90 in November 2019.
Local sports and tourism leaders fell just short of calling 2020 a banner year on media juggernauts like ESPN and Fox Sports 1 for the Myrtle Beach-Conway region on the eve of the state’s first college football bowl game.
MUSC will offer free rapid COVID-19 tests at 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at Charleston International Airport's new parking deck. Registration ahead of time is required.
For those with visions of high-end holiday getaways dancing in their heads, it's possible to get a taste of travel by peeking into the lobbies of some of the Holy City's lodgings that are decorated for the season.
Brad Dean, former Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, was recently appointed to a two-year term as vice chair to the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board.
The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce is reporting 137 layoffs at the Sheraton Broadway Plantation between November and January, though a Sheraton official said he believes there is a duplication in reports.
A new fee on rental car companies in Charleston County will take effect in two months after County Council approved the measure on Tuesday requiring rental car agencies to pay 5 percent of their gross proceeds into an air service development fund.
The reach of South Carolina's Reconstruction Era National Historical Park, a collection of historic sites based in Beaufort, just got a little broader.
Several new hotel openings are expected in the first half of 2021, including a downtown hotel being remade under a new brand, a boutique property that delayed a projected 2020 opening and a large hotel rising at an island resort.
A look at how COVID-19 has affected some of the Palmetto State's key business sectors.
Nearly 20 vintners in South Carolina hold a "domestic winery" alcohol license, certifying they make and sell wine on-site made of at least 60 percent local juice. At least a dozen more make wine that may or may not meet that S.C.-grape threshold.
DALLAS — Nearly 1.2 million travelers passed through U.S. airports Sunday, the largest number since the pandemic gripped the country in March, despite pleas from health experts for Americans t…
What for about a century has been known as the Calhoun Mansion now goes by the name "The Williams Mansion." While that may sound new to people familiar with the attraction, the renaming is a return to its original identity.
Brandon Contreras represents the worst fears of the lucrative business travel industry.