South Carolina hotels thronged by solar eclipse tourists

Published on : Friday, July 7, 2017

South CarolinaThe hotel inventory of the city of South Carolina appears to be exhausted completely thanks to a large number of tourists swarming into the hotels, lured by the idea of witnessing the spectacular eclipse.


Chris Harvey, the general manager for the Harbor View Inn in Charleston told the local news media that they had sold out for this event for the next two months currently and therefore a lot of hotel rooms have sold out three and a half months prior to that date.


A study of Airbnb indicates that about 4% of its city listings are presently available between 18th and 22nd August, 2017.


In Columbia, that is the state capital, only 13% of the listings of Airbnb are still available. South Carolina is one of the preferred destinations for the eclipse-enthusiastic tourists heading to East Coast. Therefore, the state is expecting to welcome up to 2 million tourists to arrive here for this event.


And, the Palmetto state lies in the pathway of the 70-mile wide region that would witness a total solar eclipse.


Various portions of the state would experience a near-total darkness for over two-and-a-half-hours at about 2.45 p.m. on 21st August. The closest spot in this area would be cast into complete darkness for approximately 100 million Americans as per


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