Beaufort News

Tourism grants available from accommodations tax

Beaufort County tourism groups can apply for 2011 grants from state accommodations taxes, according to a news release.

Applications are available at They must be submitted in PDF or Word format to by 5 p.m. Aug. 1. Incomplete or tardy requests will not be considered, the release states.

Revenue from the 2 percent tax on overnight lodging is used to boost the tourism industry.