EIN 03-0386059

Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

IRS 501(c) type
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To unify and lead the local travel industry in marketing the Charleston area as an individual, meeting, incentive, and group destination to both the domestic and international markets. To unify and lead the local travel industry in marketing the Charl...

Program areas at Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Advertising and promotions: promoting the Charleston Area as a premier overnight destination through marketing and media initiatives. These initiatives include print, internet/digital, and television. Advertising campaigns are pursued based on extensive tourism research and trends. On a local level, this promotes Charleston Area businesses through four Area visitor centers and on-site visitor information booths. This is where staff are available to provide local information and offer tour tickets, guidebooks, and room reservations for purchase.
Production of response pieces: produces three yearly publications as well as an interactive website to offer Visitors additional information on local Area businesses, events, and travel tools. Each publication is geared towards a specific market: the Visitors guide offers information for both the leisure and combination leisure/business traveler; the destination planning guide offers more in-depth Convention and meeting planning information; and the wedding guide is full of information for any couple who is considering Charleston as a wedding destination. The website is consistently updated with tips for travelers including information on what to see and do, where to stay, and how to get around.
Group sales and sports marketing: attend industry events across the country and world to meet with meeting and Convention planners, travel agents, and regional and national organizations. Through building these relationships and providing information about the Charleston Area's offerings, the Charleston Area has earned its reputation as a world-class meeting destination.

Form 990s for Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-062020-01-17990View PDF
2018-062019-07-23990View PDF
2017-062018-01-19990View PDF
2016-062017-08-02990View PDF
2015-062016-01-20990OView PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Financials for Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$16,034,614
Program services$2,801,160
Investment income and dividends$48,503
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$18,884,277

Personnel at Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Helen T HillChief Executive Officer and Secretary$220,001
Laurie SmithVice President - Operations$139,542
Perrin LawsonVice President - Business Development$162,067
 Subscribe to viewMarketing Director$118,191
 Subscribe to viewMedia Director$100,398
...and 5 more key personnel

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General information
423 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Metro area
Charleston-North Charleston, SC
Website URL
(843) 853-8000
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
S33: Visitors, Convention Bureau
NAICS code, primary
561591: Convention and Visitors Bureaus
Parent/child status