Experience Columbia SC is taking part in the U.S. Travel Association’s 33rd annual National Travel and Tourism Week from May 7 – 13. The annual event champions the important role travel and tourism play in local communities and economies.
You can join in the fun by participating in The Real Southern Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, May 13th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. A series of clues and tasks will lead teams to various locations around downtown Columbia. It’s free to participate and everyone who successfully completes the hunt, posting photos or videos at each stop on social media along the way, will be entered into a drawing to win a various prize packages.
Prizes include a gift cards to Cantina 76 and Sweet Cream Co., admission to the South Carolina State Museum, tickets to a Columbia Fireflies game, t-shirts and more! For event details, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1329435410485569/.
This year’s theme celebrates the Faces of Travel – the movers, the shakers, the tourism-makers who keep this industry warm, welcoming and thriving. We’ll be highlighting Columbia’s Faces of Travel through a special guest blog series, as well as a social media photo contest, both of which will be promoted through our social media channels. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to participate and stay in the know throughout the week.
Columbia SC Tourism at a Glance:
– A $1.9 billion industry in Columbia
– Supports 19,000 jobs throughout the region
– Generates nearly $101 million in state and local taxes
– 14.5 million annual visitors who eat in restaurants, shop at local businesses and visit our attractions
– Of those 14.5 million, 5.4 million stay overnight
– Tourism is one of the leading industries and economic drivers for both the greater Columbia area and the state as a whole
For more information on National Travel and Tourism Week, please visit https://www.ustravel.org/events/national-travel-and-tourism-week.
Experience Columbia SC is the region’s destination marketing organization. We’re responsible for all marketing efforts intended to help more visitors discover all that makes Columbia the real Southern hot spot. Think of us as the biggest cheerleader for the heart of South Carolina. For more information, please visit www.experiencecolumbiasc.com.