Governor McMaster Proclaims South Carolina Travel and Tourism Week Celebration

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Columbia, South Carolina – Governor Henry McMaster introduced South Carolina Travel and Tourism Week with a lively kickoff celebration, emphasizing the vital role that tourism plays in the state’s economic and cultural legacy. South Carolina’s rich history, breathtaking scenery, and array of attractions will be highlighted throughout the week-long celebration, which takes place from May 19 to May 25.

The significance of the tourist sector for South Carolina’s economic growth was emphasized by Governor McMaster. We are recognizing the achievements of this important business this week and encouraging everyone to take advantage of everything our state has to offer.

With over 200,000 employment and an annual economic effect of over $24 billion, the tourism industry in South Carolina is a significant economic engine. Each year, millions of tourists flock to the state’s beaches, historical monuments, national parks, and festivals, greatly boosting both the local and state economy.

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