names Myrtle Beach a top group travel destination for 2016

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Myrtle Beach recognized as the number two beach in the nation for group travelers, according to’s Top 10 Most Group-Friendly Beach Cities in the U.S., released yesterday. Determined by a compilation of sales data from beach cities with the most group travel bookings, the ranking includes types of groups and the average number of travelers from June 2016 to August 2016.

“Myrtle Beach is a year-round vacationer’s paradise that is quickly becoming one of the most popular choices in America for group meetings, conventions, social affairs and special events, so this ranking comes as no surprise to us,” says Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. “While we’re thrilled to see this national recognition for the incredible array of options we offer group travelers, the praise belongs to our business and community members for the warm Southern hospitality that keep visitors coming back again and again.”

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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 The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is the proud recipient of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives’ “2015 Chamber of the Year” award.