Apr
28

Spring Brings Rise in Hotel Occupancy, But Numbers Still Off From 2008 Season

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– scbiznews.com

Hotel occupancy in Charleston County rose in March to 73%, following its regular spring trajectory. But occupancy remains lower than this time last year, indicating that tourism is still suffering from the weak economy.

In March 2008, county hotels were nearly 81% occupied, on average. That was about 9% higher than this year, according to a monthly report from the College of Charleston’s Office of Tourism Analysis.

Looking at total rooms sold instead of occupancy rate, Charleston County hotels tracked more closely with last year. Rooms sold this past March totaled 344,009, down less than 1% from the 345,924 sold in March 2008.

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