S.C. Hotels Post Strong Occupancy and RevPAR Figures


hotelStatewide revenue per available room increased 2.2% in December 2017 for S.C. hotels and grew 4.6% for the year, the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism said Wednesday.

RevPAR, as the tourism impact indicator is known, stood at $43.12 in December. The annual increase outperformed both national (3%) and South Atlantic regional (4.6%) averages.

State parks also saw a revenue increase in December and for the year. Compared to a fall/winter of 2016 affected by Hurricane Matthew, state parks revenue rose 18% in December and 18.3% year-to-date. Compared to revenue averages, the yearly increase was closer to 4%.

Three of the state’s major airports ended 2017 with year-to-date increases in deplanements, led by Myrtle Beach International Airport’s 16.7% jump. Myrtle Beach saw a 21.9% deplanement rise from December 2016 to December 2017.



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