Savannah’s tourism and hospitality industry continues to be one of the largest economic drivers of Savannah.
Savannah exudes a beauty and charm that few, if any, destinations can match. Travel to Savannah remains strong and the city enjoys visitors from all over the world. Recently, the city was ranked in the “Top U.S. Cities” (#3) Travel + Leisure Magazine.
The Savannah tourism sector continued to grow in 2017 with total overnight person-stays increasing from 7.9 million in 2016 to 8 million. In 2017, over 14.1 million visitors came to Savannah including 8 million overnight visitors and 6.1 million day-trippers. The demand for rooms increased 2.7% in 2017. Visitor spending increased by 4.0% to approximately $2.9 billion. In 2017, room tax revenue climbed to $25.5 million, setting another record high.
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. Over-night visitors stay approximately 2.4 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.
For more information on tourism in Savannah, visit VisitSavannah.com.