- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - While rainy March weather meant a drop in attendance at state parks and visitor attractions, South Carolina’s $18 billion tourism industry continues growing compared to last year.

Figures released Friday by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism show that during March, revenue per available room - a key indicator of industry health - increased almost 10 percent over March 2014. For the calendar year to date, revenue per available room averages just under $50.

But bad March weather meant a drop of 9 percent in admissions tax revenue and a 12 percent drop in state park revenue compared to March 2014.

However, for the fiscal year that began last July 1, admission tax revenues are up almost 6 percent while state park revenues have increased more than 9 percent.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide