PGA boosted Charleston County hotel occupancy in August
Charleston County hotels swelled with visitors in August, thanks to the PGA Championship on Kiawah Island.
The lodging industry saw an increase of 7.4 percent in occupancy and sold about 25,600 more room nights last month compared to August 2011, according to the College of Charleston Office of Tourism Analysis.
“As expected from our weekly numbers, August was a very good month for Charleston County,” said Perrin Lawson, deputy director of Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Every submarket enjoyed increases in occupancy, average daily rate and revenue per available room. The PGA Championship certainly played a big role in this strong performance, but the entire month showed strength.”
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