Charleston School of Business Faculty & Staff Updates

Office of Tourism Analysis releases annual estimated economic impact of tourism report

** by Melinda Patience, Research Coordinator, Office of Tourism Analysis **

On Friday, May 19, Daniel Guttentag presented the Office of Tourism Analysis’ (OTA) annual estimated economic impact of tourism report to Explore Charleston and many local media outlets. This report details the estimated visitor volume and economic impact along with hotel performance, attraction attendance, and airport traffic. For 2022, we estimated that there were over 7.68 million visitors to the Charleston area with an economic impact of $12.82 billion.

This report is just one of over 100 reports produced by the OTA for the 2022-2023 academic year. If you’d like to view this report or are curious about what else we’re working on, please feel free to reach out to me via email,, or stop by Beatty 315.

Erika LeGendre • May 23, 2023

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