Greenville Mayor Knox White receives tourism award.
It all began in the 1970s when the city adopted a $1.4 million plan to revitalize downtown by planting hundreds of trees along Main Street.
This is big tourism news. B.I.G.
If all the new hotels planned for downtown are built, the number of rooms available in downtown Greenville in 2019 will be more than double the supply in 2015. In order to attract travelers to fill those rooms, VisitGreenvilleSC told Greenville City Council that it wants an additional $1.2 million a year.
Huffington Post has now joined the list of national media outlets giving a nod to Greenville.
The Greenville County Council will consider appropriating a half million dollars of local hospitality tax money for the South Carolina Children’s Theatre’s planned new performance, education and administrative center on Augusta Street.
The Wall Street Journal recommends that curious travelers looking for “unpredictable travel destinations, all on the brink of change” make their way to Greenville.
If you had trouble finding a hotel room in Greenville County this week, you can blame the county’s successful attempt at attracting sports tourism here.
More visitors means more funds available for worthy projects in the city
Costs incurred by the historic flooding are starting to come in more than a month after rains from Hurricane Joaquin devastated parts of the state.
In the stifling heat and inky darkness of the old J.W. Bell Flour and Grain mill in Spartanburg, Bryan Henke remembers feeling something wasn’t right last August. “It must have…