CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina
tourism leaders hope the state's $15 billion industry gets a boost from
next month's Democratic National Convention in nearby Charlotte.
Leaders have formed a South Carolina 2012 committee, like the Charlotte 2012 committee for the convention.
Jane Scarborough is
executive director of the Olde English tourism district comprised of seven
counties between Columbia and Charlotte. She says the DNC has booked
some rooms in York County and re-enactors from Historic Brattonsville
and Catawba Indians in full regalia will visit those hotels to tell the
South Carolina story.
Scarborough expects many
folks coming for the convention will take the time to visit the South
Carolina coast and other attractions.
The Friday after the convention, motorists will be treated to free peaches at South Carolina's Interstate 77 welcome center.