MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting a tourism marketing update on Tuesday, November 12, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. The address is 8121 Amalfi Place in Myrtle Beach. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested.

Travel and tourism updates will be given by Neil Mortine, president and CEO of Fahlgren Mortine PR agency and MBACC/CVB Executive Vice President of Marketing, Scott Schult.

Following their discussions, guest speaker Steven Paganelli, with, will give a presentation on "Reviews, Reputation and ROI: Getting the Most Out of TripAdvisor and Your Online Presence."

"Updates like these give us a chance to talk about recent marketing initiatives, research and trends, as well as allowing us to talk strategy for 2014," said Brad Dean, president and CEO of the MBACC/CVB. "Plus, it keeps community members and travel industry stakeholders up-to date as to how the Grand Strand is being sold to out-of-market guests."

For more information, or to register for the fall tourism marketing update, go to or call (843) 626-7444. Information on Myrtle Beach area marketing initiatives can be found at

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About The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

Since 1938, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has stood as the unified voice of the Grand Strand's business community. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the MBACC its five-star accreditation, one of only several chambers in South Carolina to earn this distinction. The MBACC serves Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Little River, Atlantic Beach, Garden City Beach, Loris, Conway, Aynor, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island. For more information, visit