Businesses on King Street and the airport see their number of visitors increase
CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – It’s officially spring and many tourists are enjoying all that the Lowcountry has to offer.
Downtown Charleston was packed Monday afternoon, with people from near and far. Shop workers along King Street said recent events across the Lowcountry had brought plenty of business and the good weather was making things even better.
“Business is certainly weather dependent, but business has been great. Foot traffic was great. We found more appeal at events like SEWE and the Charleston Wine and Food Festival,” said Paige Vigneron.
Vigneron is the lead design specialist at House of Nomad on King. She said most of her customers are tourists.
Meanwhile, Charleston International Airport officials said passenger traffic in February was more than double what it was at the same time last year.
Officials believe it will get even busier.
“Now with the spring, Charleston has so many events and people are starting to travel. Both people coming to Charleston, we see a lot of people traveling through the airport,” said Hernan Peña, Deputy Executive Director and Director operating Charleston International Airport “We anticipate that going forward we will see increases in traffic from 2021.”
Now that the airport is getting busier, Peña advises travelers to get there at least two hours in advance.