What an honor.
Today, for the third consecutive year, Hilton Head Island was named the No. 1 Island in the Continental U.S. in the 2018 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards readers’ survey.
This is an incredible endorsement for Hilton Head Island and an award that belongs to you. It’s your commitment to your community and your hard work that puts Hilton Head Island at the top of these coveted lists.
The value of accolades, through such publications as Travel + Leisure, help us break beyond a regional name and help us further solidify our position as a global brand and premier travel destination. Increased recognition and awareness helps support travel to Hilton Head Island. An increase in tourism results in more visitors and revenue to our local businesses. The economic impact from tourism to the destination directly impacts business health – In 2017, the total economic impact of tourism to Hilton Head Island was $1.49 Billion.
The communication plan is in place. We will be sharing this news throughout our communication channels today and the rest of this week. We hope you will join us in sharing the news – please click here to find out ways you and your business can share. Also, keep a close eye on our social channels, @HHIBChamber and @VisitHiltonHead, as we still have exciting moments to share throughout the week.
We’re so proud to be the No. 1 Island in the Continental U.S. and hope that you share our pride and enthusiasm for this recognition.
Bill Miles IOM, CCE
President & CEO