Study shows Spartanburg’s hospitality tax receipts, hotel room supply and demand continue to grow

City of Spartanburg and Spartanburg County hospitality tax receipts and hotel room supply and demand grew during the 2018-2019 fiscal year, according to a study from H2R Market Research, a Missouri-based research company.

City and County hospitality tax receipts reached record levels, marking the fifth consecutive year of growth.

“Spartanburg County’s visitor economy is growing and robust. We have new dining and entertainment offerings, giving travelers and residents more options to stay longer and spend more,” said Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Vice President Chris Jennings. “Most lodging performance metrics saw increases, including average room rate, which came in at $92.27. The challenge will be to grow our occupancy rate among our peer communities this year, which dipped to 68%.”

The website was overhauled and relaunched in January 2019. Since it went live, both traffic and time on the site increased. The site also saw a 3 percent increase in traffic, with more than 222,000 unique visits.

The Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport had another record year of passenger traffic, with its highest deplanement numbers — the number of passengers getting off planes at GSP — to date during the fiscal year.


About the Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau celebrates this amazing destination located in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Spartanburg, S.C. is a hub of activity, including rich cultural offerings, a thriving downtown, musical heritage, and an abundance of stunning landscapes. Also known for its Revolutionary War battles, a rich textile and agricultural history, Spartanburg is at the crossroads of the modern South.

Once you visit, you’ll understand there’s no place like it. There’s only one. Spartanburg. Learn more at