Tourism

List: Tourist numbers of Greenville, Spartaburg, and Anderson.

Tourism helps save across the state, including right here in upstate. Here are some of the travel numbers provided by VisitGreenvilleSC, OneSpartanburg Inc. and Visit Anderson.

City of Greenville

Foreign visitors:

  • 2019 – 73%
  • 2020 – 68%
  • 2021 – 70%
  • 2020 at the beginning of May – 67%

Visitors in the state:

  • 2019 – 27%
  • 2020 – 32%
  • 2021 – 30%
  • 2022 at the beginning of May – 33%

Interest calculated by Zartico.

Income from residence tax:

  • 2019 – over $4.1 million.
  • 2020 – over $4.1 million.
  • 2021 – over $2.6 million.

*These figures include local taxes, not state housing taxes.

City of Spartanburg

Visitors to Morgan Square Park (downtown Spartanburg):

  • 2019 – about 578,000
  • 2020 – 298 103
  • 2021 – 339 310
  • from 2022 to April – 113,148 people.

Income from residence tax:

  • 2019 – out of stock
  • 2020 – out of stock
  • 2021 – $4.3 million

City of Anderson

Income from residence tax:

  • 2019 – over $1.08 million.
  • 2020 – $893,304
  • 2021 – $915,817
  • 2022 to January: $601,964.

Visit Anderson didn’t have specific numbers handy to list how many people visited each year and the percentage of in-state visitors compared to out-of-state visitors.

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