Tourism Updates & News

Summer ’21 visitor volume exceeds ’20 & ’19

Summer ’21 visitor volume exceeds ’20 & ’19

MYRTLE BEACH AREA OCCUPANCY DATA SHOWS SUMMER 2021 VISITOR VOLUME NUMBER EXCEED PAST TWO YEARS! Good news for those who rely on the tourism industry for their livelihoods. Summer 2021 was one of the busiest on record, according to initial findings. Following the Labor...

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CHECK MY BEACH PROGRAM WINS DHEC AWARD

CHECK MY BEACH PROGRAM WINS DHEC AWARD

Beachgoers in Horry County are able to receive up-to-date water quality and safety information thanks to the online resource CheckMyBeach.com. On Aug. 24, 2021, officials with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) bestowed the Check...

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MYR’s Busiest Summer On Record

MYR’s Busiest Summer On Record

It’s been a busy year at Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR). So busy, MYR was the busiest airport in the state this June and July. This is the first time MYR has surpassed Charleston’s airport’s deplanement and enplanement rates. Detailed passenger statistics...

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Big Wins for Myrtle Beach Area in State Budget

Big Wins for Myrtle Beach Area in State Budget

In 2020, Governors and other state leaders around the country were forced into pondering challenging budget and revenue questions that would exist long after COVID-19 was in the rear-view window. States that closed their hospitality economies would face revenue...

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Southwest Comes To MYR

Southwest Comes To MYR

On Sunday, May 24, 2021, local and state officials joined Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) staff in welcoming the inaugural flight of Southwest Airlines opening up The Beach as a year-round destination. Speakers at the ceremony included U.S. Congressman Tom...

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