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Georgia experiences record year in tourism as the state saw 111.7 million visitors spending

1 month ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

A record year in Georgia tourism as the state saw 111.7 million visitors spending $36.9 billion in the state. It boosted the emerging international segment, where stays tend to be longer and spending levels shoot up.
About 1.4 million foreign visitors, up 1.4 percent from the year before, may appear quite tiny compared to the enormous number of domestic tourists but their spending in the state totaled to over $2 billion. That puts it higher than all but four of the goods export markets of Georgia.
Broken down per visitor, the figures showed the huge significance of international tourists...
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South Carolina Tourism shows yet another record year

South Carolina Tourism shows yet another record year

1 month ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

Currently, tourism industry in South Carolina is a record $23.8 billion sector, supporting one in every 10 jobs and contributing $1.8 billion in state and local taxes, as per the recent statistics published today by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism.
SCPRT Director Duane Parrish declared the new impact in a “State of the Tourism Industry” presentation at the Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort and Spa at Grande Dunes during the Governor's Conference on Tourism & Travel. The figures represent the business activities of tourism for the 2018 calendar year, the recent for...
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