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Tourism continues to grow in the Lowcountry

BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

Tourism in the Lowcountry continues to grow, according to the latest numbers from Beaufort County officials.

Hotel occupancy in Beaufort County is up, and this Labor Day weekend, thousands of people flocked to the area. Some of them traveling several hundred miles, for the unofficial end of summer.

"It was a 13-hour drive from Middlefield, Connecticut. We went through New York, Maryland, so it was a good little hike,” said Daniel Booth, Hilton Head Island visitor.

The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce reported more than 1.6 million people have already visited Beaufort County this year. That number is expected to reach over 2.5 million visitors by the end of 2015. 

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