Tourism rises to $20.2B industry

South Carolina’s tourism industry grew to $20.2 billion in 2016 and generated $1.5 billion in state and local sales tax, according to S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Director Duane Parrish. These preliminary figures were released at the S.C. Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Travel in Spartanburg. Final estimates won’t be available until 2018. […]