Savannah’s tourism and hospitality industry continues to be one of the largest economic drivers of Savannah.

Savannah’s tourism industry and visitor economy continues to be one of the region’s top economic drivers. In 2022, over 17 million people visited the Savannah/Chatham County area, generating over $4 billion in visitor spending. Additionally, Savannah continues to be recognized as a world-class destination with top places to visit in the U.S. accolades from noted national travel and lifestyle publication and websites like Conde Nast, Travel + Leisure, Southern Living, and

The Savannah tourism sector continued its strong post-pandemic growth. In 2022, Savannah hosted 9.7 million overnight visitors and 7.3 million day-visitors. The demand for rooms increased 9.3% in 2022 while the supply of available rooms increased 1.8% to 18,549. In 2022, room tax revenue rose to 44.5 million, up 22% from 2021, more than double from the pandemic year of 2020. Visitor spending in 2022 increased 37.5% to $4.4 billion as compared to 2021.

Savannah’s tourists enjoy year-round activities. Although the busiest months in terms of visitation are April, May, and June, tourism activity is spread fairly evenly across the year. For overnight visitors, the mix is 89% leisure travel and 11% business and business-leisure. 68% of over-night visitors are repeat visitors and stay approximately 2.3 nights in Savannah.

Savannah excels in special interest tourism activities and continues to be an exciting destination. Savannah’s distinctive qualities allow the city to stand out in the crowd. In top interest categories for overnight visitors, Savannah remains far ahead of typical national levels in exceptional culinary experiences, cultural activities and historic places.

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