Category Archives: Hospitality/Tourism

New Partnership is Taking Steps to Prevent Human Trafficking in South Carolina Hotels

The South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (SCRLA) has announced a new partnership with the Seattle-based nonprofit, Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST) to make human trafficking awareness training available to all SCRLA members and their employees, free of charge. BEST provides expertise in human trafficking prevention, and BEST’s Inhospitable to Human Trafficking training, sponsored…
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The Greater Columbia Restaurant Association Honors Their 2019 Restaurant Hall of Fame Inductees

The Greater Columbia Chapter of the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (SCRLA) hosted it’s annual Columbia Benefit Dinner on November 25 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. At the dinner, four individuals were presented with Lifetime Achievement Awards and inducted into the Columbia Restaurant Hall of Fame. This honor represents a significant accomplishment in…
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Lakewood Camping Resort Named Park of the Year

Lakewood Camping Resort Named Park of the Year Award presented to park owners at the 2019 Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (DENVER) The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) has named Lakewood Camping Resort, located in Myrtle Beach, S.C., its Park of the Year at the 2019 Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (OHCE),…
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Historic Columbia Hosts Array of November Events

[caption id="attachment_25010" align="alignleft" width="960"] Palladium Fall Tour Afterparty at Hunter Gatherer at the Hangar, Nov. 3[/caption] Historic Columbia encourages people to spend more time exploring the history of Columbia in this cooler weather by offering new tours in November, including the Palladium Fall Tour (Sun., Nov. 3) and the Holiday House Tours. Visit historiccolumbia.org for…
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Bone-In BBQ Celebrates Spooky Season with Annual Bash at the Boneyard

Columbia, SC, October 31st: Bone-In BBQ is back with its annual Bash at the Boneyard! Owner and Chef, Scott Hall pays homage to one of his favorite childhood movies, “Little Shop of Horrors.” Decorations feature: a 6 ft tall human eating Venus flytrap, twisting vines growing from the ceiling, and the skeletal remains of the…
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M. B. Kahn Constructing ‘First of Its Kind’ Hampton Inn & Suites in Lexington

[caption id="attachment_24982" align="alignleft" width="4032"] We welcomed future staff members of our under-construction Hampton Inn & Suites in Lexington on Sunset Boulevard for a recent Hard Hat Tour. When the 4-story property opens in 2020, guests will enjoy 114 rooms, an open lobby with a breakfast area and abundant natural light, and a swimming pool. Thanks…
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State Museum to Light 55ft. Pumpkin Planetarium for Halloween

WHO: South Carolina State Museum WHAT: The South Carolina State Museum invites the media and public to help celebrate the annual lighting of its Pumpkin Planetarium. Each year the 55ft. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina planetarium dome is lit by Ambient Media to look like a giant jack-o-lantern. It's brilliant orange glow can be see…
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Experience the Interactive Museum of OZ this October

Wizard of Oz Halloween Themed Events and Experiences Planned for the Entire Month COLUMBIA, S.C. – On Saturday, Sept. 28, the South Carolina State Museum will once again transform into the Museum of Oz, enhanced with even more exciting “Oz” events for the entire family all month. From the giant 30ft long x 12ft high…
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