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Projects and Reports

The following is a list of the research projects and reports we have conducted or facilitated since 2006. If you are interested in one of the research reports or would like to talk to us about other research projects, please contact Melinda Patience.

Click here to view the 2015-2016 Office of Tourism Analysis Annual Report.

2015

2014 Charleston Area Visitor Intercept Survey Report

2015 Lowcountry Oyster Festival Survey Summary

2015 Charleston County Accommodations Tax Distributions with the CACVB

Economic Impact of North Charleston Convention Center in 2014

Comparison Study of Mobile Phone Data with Intercept Survey Results

The Economic Impact of Low-Cost Airlines to Charleston

The Economic Impact of Beach Nourishment in the City of Folly of Beach

Happiness of Charleston County Park Visitors, with Dr. Robert Frash

Chinese National Natural Science Foundation Project on Big Data Forecasting

2014

2014 Charleston Vacation Rental Summit

2013 Charleston Area Visitor Intercept Survey Report

2014 Charleston Area Hospitality Workforce Study

2014 Charleston Area Visitor Inquiry Survey Report

2014 Lowcountry Oyster Festival Survey Summary

2014 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition Survey Report

Accommodation Tax Collection and Distribution of Seven Counties in South Carolina

Charleston and its Peers: A Comparative Study of Best Practices for Tourism Management

Charleston County Hospitality Performance Forecast for 2014-2015

Economic Impact of the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex in 2013

Estimation of Tourism Economic Impacts in the Charleston Area 2013

Historic Charleston Foundation Spring Events Impact Overview, 2014

Resident Attitudes Towards Tourism

The Economic Impacts and Community Importance of the Charleston Area and South Carolina Local Seafood Industry

Tourism’s Contribution to Property Taxes of Hotels and Restaurants in the City of Charleston

2013

2012 Charleston Area Visitor Intercept Survey Report

2013 BB&T Food+Wine Festival Visitor Survey Report

2013 Charleston Antiques Show Economic Impact Report

2013 Festival of Houses & Gardens Economic Impact Report

2013 Lowcountry Oyster Festival Survey Summary

Charleston Area Vacation Rental Report

Charleston County Hospitality Performance Forecast for 2013-2014

Economic Impact of the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex in 2012

Estimation of Tourism Economic Impacts in the Charleston Area 2012

2012

2011 Charleston Area Visitor Intercept Survey Report

2011-2012 Patriot Points Intercept Survey Report

2012 BB&T Food+Wine Festival Visitor Survey Report

2012 Charleston Area Golf Inquiry Survey

2012 Charleston International Antiques Show Survey Report

2012 Festival of Houses and Gardens Survey Report

2012 Lowcountry Oyster Festival Survey Summary

2012 Patriots Point Image Survey Report

2012 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition Survey Report

2012 Taste of Charleston Survey Findings

Charleston Area Air Service Analysis

Charleston County Hospitality Performance Forecast for 2012-2013

Economic Impact Estimation of the 2012 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island

Economic Impact of the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex in 2011

Estimation of Tourism Economic Impacts in the Charleston Area 2011

Wuzhen English Website Usability Review

2011

2010 Charleston Area Visitor Intercept Survey Report

2011 BB&T Food+Wine Festival Visitor Survey Report

2011 Charleston Area Attraction Survey Report

2011 Family Circle Cup Attendee Survey report

2011 Lowcountry Oyster Festival Survey Summary

2011 Taste of Charleston Survey Findings

2011 YMCA Summerville Flowertown Festival Attendee Survey and Economic Impact Study

Analysis of Zipcode of Hotel Visitors (2010-2011)

Charleston County Hospitality Performance Forecast for 2011-2012

Economic Impact of the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex in 2010

Estimation of Tourism Economic Impacts in the Charleston Area 2010

Wuzhen English Website Redesign: Requirements Document

2010

2009 Charleston Area Visitor Intercept Survey Report

2010 BB&T Food+Wine Festival Visitor Survey Report

2010 Charleston Area Visitor Inquiry Survey Report

2010 Lowcountry Oyster Festival Survey Summary

2010 Taste of Charleston Survey Findings

2010 YMCA Summerville Flowertown Festival Attendee Survey and Economic Impact Study

Charleston County Hospitality Performance Forecast for 2010-2011

Charleston Fashion Week Attendee Survey 2010

Economic Impact of the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex in 2009

Estimation of Tourism Economic Impacts in the Charleston Area 2009

GuestCentric Booking Engine Usability Study, 2010

2009

2008 Charleston Area Visitor Intercept Survey Report

2009 BB&T Food+Wine Festival Special Event Survey Report

2009 BB&T Food+Wine Festival Visitor Survey Report

2009 Lowcountry Oyster Festival Survey Summary

2009 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition Survey Report

2009 Taste of Charleston Survey Findings

BB&T Food+Wine Festival Volunteer Survey Report

Charleston Area CVB Search Engine Visibility Report

Economic Impact Estimation of 2009 Sports Events in Charleston

Economic Impact of the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex in 2008

Estimation of Tourism Economic Impacts in the Charleston Area 2008

Top 20 Metropolitan Areas of Visitor Origin to the Charleston Area Based on Hotel Booking Data

Tourism Impact of the Sesquicentennial Anniversary Celebration of the Civil War to the State of South Carolina, 2010-1015

2008

2007 Charleston Area Visitor Intercept Survey Report

2008 BB&T Food+Wine Festival Visitor Survey Report

2008 Charleston Area Visitor Inquiry Survey Report

2008 Preservation Society of Charleston’s Fall Tour of Homes and Gardens Survey Results

2008 Taste of Charleston Survey Findings

2008 YMCA Summerville Flowertown Festival Attendee Survey and Economic Impact Study

Economic Impact of the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex in 2007

Estimation of Tourism Economic Impacts in the Charleston Area 2007

Eyetracking Study on Hotel Choices

Eyetracking Study: Trip Planning Using Orbitz.com

2007

2006 Charleston Area Visitor Intercept Survey Report

2007 BB&T Food+Wine Festival Visitor Survey Report

2007 Charleston Area Golf Inquiry Survey

2007 YMCA Summerville Flowertown Festival Attendee Survey and Economic Impact Study

Economic Impact of the 2007 Senior PGA Championship Tour 2007 at Kiawah Island

Economic Impact of the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex in 2006

Estimation of Tourism Economic Impacts in the Charleston Area 2006

Report for 2007 Charleston Airport Survey

Report for Charleston Destination Wedding Planner Survey

Zambia Tourism Marketing Material Evaluation

2006

2005 Charleston Area Visitor Intercept Survey Report

2006 BB&T Food+Wine Festival Visitor Survey Report

2006 Charleston Area Visitor Inquiry Survey Report

2006 Charleston Area Wedding Survey

Economic Impact and Use Survey of South Carolina Artificial Reef Users: Private Boat Anglers and Charter Divers, 2006

Economic Impact Estimation of National Governors Association Conference 2006

Economic Impact of the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex in 2005

Estimation of Tourism Economic Impacts in the Charleston Area 2005

United States East Coast Port Service Comparison Study

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