Motorists statewide are now paying 24 cents a gallon to help fund road and bridge projects.
Kansas is now requiring all travelers coming from South Carolina to self-quarantine for two weeks.
For the past few years, developers have painstakingly planned out every detail of the property, down to the soap dishes in the guest rooms to introduce Emeline into Charleston's increasingly competitive high-end hospitality market.
Thousands of face masks have been made available for free at Explore Charleston's visitor centers to try to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Reports of COVID-19 cases connected to vacations to Myrtle Beach have been announced by health departments in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia.
MYRTLE BEACH — The elevator doors opened and inside were 10 people crammed into a space no bigger than a closet, none of them wearing a mask.
Hunting Island State Park is now offering reservations to climb its lighthouse and has resumed tours to St. Phillips Island.
Charleston International Airport will see nearly 500 more outbound flights in July than it did in June as airlines begin to bring back some of the service offered before the coronavirus outbreak. The numbers aren't close to last year's figures, but airport officials call them promising and moving in the right direction.
Sitting in front of a Zoom background of Waterfront Park's famous Pineapple Fountain, Explore Charleston Board Chair Michael Tall kicked off what he described as the "most inexpensive luncheon" the group has ever hosted.
Whatever is built there will be one of the first things people see when they come from West Ashley onto the peninsula. It's the first major construction project in Charleston to come forward for virtual review during the coronavirus pandemic.
Charleston had intentions of reinstating the required exam if it prevailed. But in an opinion released Thursday, a judge wrote that the city's rules "undoubtedly burden protected speech."
As many as 575 hotels closed during the pandemic, about half the state's lodging inventory. But, by late April, as more restrictions were lifted, the tide started to turn, and the list of reopening hotels began to grow.
Silver Airways, set to offer new service between Charleston and several Florida cities in May and then June, has postponed flights from the Lowcountry indefinitely because of the coronavirus.
A hotel project near the base of the Ashley River Bridge is hoping to take a step forward next week when a city board reviews its proposed design.
United and American airlines will boost the number of flights serving Charleston in July as travel demand returns following the height of the coronavirus lockdown in the spring.
For the last several weeks, more properties have been bringing workers back from furlough. But layoffs are still coming.
American Airlines will add more flights to serve Charleston in July as demand for travel picked up in late May.
Ferry tours to the fort will be allowed to resume with "limited capacity," on Friday, according to the National Park Service.
COLUMBIA — A week into the summer season that typically drives South Carolina's robust tourism economy, finding ways to safely draw visitors to the state amid the coronavirus outbreak is top-o…
Just before the coronavirus pandemic hit, Charleston tourism was on a streak of growth that kept raising the bar higher each year.
Hotels, restaurants and attractions that sign the pledge commit to following approved guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19.
South Carolina's short-term rentals took a hit in April, but the blow wasn't nearly as bad as it was for hotels.
For Lowcountry locals looking to take a getaway without going far away, it's a buyer's market right now.
After seeing occupancy rates drop into the single digits in some parts of the state this spring because of coronavirus, the latest hotel numbers didn't look all that bad.
Every weekend since they reopened, a day with decent weather was pretty much a guarantee that multiple parks would hit capacity and have to close throughout the day.
Charleston International Airport is currently operating at about 10 percent of its normal passenger levels during the coronavirus health crisis. For its new budget year beginning in July, the state's busiest terminal believes it will see 40 percent of the 5.2 million people it originally projected would fly over the 12 months ending in June 2021. Among those not bringing in passengers this year will be British Airways. The London-based carrier canceled its nonstop, transatlantic flights between Charleston and London this year because of the virus.
The South Carolina Aquarium and Patriots Point are among the local attractions that plan to take advantage of the new order allowing attractions to reopen this weekend.
Travelers trickling back into Charleston International and other airports across the nation after passenger levels dropped by more than 95 percent during the height of pandemic lockdown will encounter several changes at TSA checkpoints.
Tourist attractions are not yet allowed to resume operations South Carolina, but it's been possible for some sites to reopen with limitations.
As more South Carolina lodgings reopen, they'll be able to use new state-issued guidance on what safety precautions they should follow.
The museum falls under what the state considers tourist attractions, which are yet allowed to reopen under South Carolina's coronavirus-related restrictions.
Helen Hill, CEO at Explore Charleston, was one of six witnesses to address members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
A sprawling waterfront development planned for land held by the museum may be coming a little later than expected.
The case has pitted the city against a free speech group that alleges the city has violated free speech rights with its eligibility rules for tour guides.
Some local groups say the concerns they raised about the development have not been addressed, and they're worried the ongoing coronavirus pandemic will make it more difficult for opposing voices to be heard.
Charleston International Airport watched its passenger count plunge 96 percent in April as the virus-fearing public stayed away from flying amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Fresh towels wrapped in plastic, TV remotes sealed in plastic bags, room service left outside the door — when travelers return to South Carolina's hotels, things will look and feel different.
Two Charleston historic sites have reopened to visitors after closing because of the coronavirus pandemic, but, for now, operations will be limited to outdoor self-guided tours.
South Carolina's tourism sector is rolling out a new marketing campaign Friday, but travelers won't be told to hit the road just yet.
Frontier Airlines will require passengers to wear face masks, starting May 8. The Denver-based carrier joins JetBlue Airways in the new coronavirus-induced requirement. JetBlue passengers must begin wearing masks Monday.
A Charleston-based hospitality company is bringing back furloughed employees to start online training sessions. Some classes will cover changes that will be made to make guests feel safer after the pandemic.
South Carolina's lodgings sector was dealt a major blow by COVID-19 last month, but some categories fared better than others, data shows.
A new North Charleston apartment complex sold recently for nearly $47 million while a 190,000-square-foot, speculative industrial building is on the rise on the edge of metro Charleston near Summerville.
In the post-pandemic world, wedding culture could be different. And, for a wedding destination as popular as Charleston, those changes will be important.
South Carolina plans to open all 47 of its state parks May 1 after temporarily closing them down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
About 5,000 animals live at the attraction, requiring time, attention and a commodity that's running low for nonprofit aquariums and museums everywhere: money.
A dispute over Charleston's tour guide licensing policy is getting another day in court, this time remotely because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The city's birthday party — like many others in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic — has been moved online.
The steep revenue loss during the hospitality trade's peak season is like "taking the Christmas season away" from the retail industry, said Wayne Smith of the College of Charleston.
Charleston airport, the state's busiest, plans to cut spending by 30 percent next year and postpone major construction projects because of the coronavirus' cut into passenger levels of more than 95 percent.