Category - Healthy Travel/Social Distancing

Myrtle Beach and Canada have a long-standing partnership, beginning back in spring 1960 with the first Canadian-American Days. The Canadian-American Days were introduced by the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce to attract Canadian families to the beach during their spring school break with exciting events, deals and concerts. Over the years, the name of the week has changed to just “Can-Am” Days. The Can-Am week was canceled last year due to Covid restrictions, but we are more excited than ever to welcome our Canadian friends back to The Beach…

Myrtle Beach is open and buzzing with excited visitors ready to relax and have fun! With 60 miles of beautiful beaches, there is plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the warm Carolina sun in our 14 communities. For a variety of reasons, many businesses are experiencing staffing shortages that could cause longer wait times in some places. Front line workers are working hard to accommodate all visitors, so please be kind and pack your patience. We can all do our part by: Making reservations ahead of time when possible Checking websites for…

This past year will be forever remembered as a year like no other. The pandemic shut down the world. Hotels were closed for almost two months, events were cancelled, and many of our attractions were closed most of the year. Tourism is the economic lifeblood of the Myrtle Beach area providing $7 billion in economic impact throughout our 14 communities. This year, there is more reason than ever to celebrate the collective strength of the U.S. travel and tourism industry and its dynamic workforce. The 38 th National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW)…

Visit Myrtle Beach is excited to announce its support for National Plan for Vacation Day (NPVD), the annual day for Americans to plan their vacation for the entire year at the start of the year--on January 26. Studies show that people who take vacations are healthier and happier in both their professional and personal lives compared to non-travelers! Though many Americans are not ready or able to take a trip just yet, there is a wealth of information that says simply planning a vacation can increase happiness. In fact, 97% of survey respondents…

MYR Achieves GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation

Thursday, November 5, 2020 10:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, SC, November 5th, 2020 – The Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) is proud to announce its latest accomplishment in earning GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC). MYR is just the 8th airport in the world, and the only airport in the Carolinas and Georgia, to achieve this coveted accreditation. GBAC STAR™ is the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation for facilities and is the new gold standard for cleanliness. The program is performance-based…

The current pandemic has certainly caused many changes in the way hospitality businesses operate. Hotels, resorts, RV parks, and other Myrtle Beach area lodging providers have worked diligently to come up with new sanitation policies to help reduce transmission of the virus to protect their employees and visitors. When you make plans to visit, be sure to check out the healthy travel efforts your lodging provider has made. You’ll notice that many are offering touch-free pre-check-in procedures. You’ll also find plexiglass dividers, mask…

Visit Myrtle Beach Encourages Travelers to Follow New Guidelines and Visit the Destination Responsibly As the July 4 th holiday weekend approaches, several areas throughout the destination have enacted mask mandates for locals and visitors of the Myrtle Beach area ahead of the holiday weekend. Cities within the Myrtle Beach area have mandated that masks now be worn in public spaces including stores, common areas of restaurants and accommodations, and public spaces where social distancing cannot be followed. Masks are not required on beaches as…

Businesses, residents and visitors encouraged to take the Greater Grand Strand Promise MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Today the Horry County Welcome Back Committee launched GreaterGrandStrandisOpen.com and the Greater Grand Strand Promise. The promise is a commitment by area business leaders, residents and visitors, to do their part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 while supporting the economic recovery of our community. The new website is a resource for businesses, residents and visitors alike. It houses all business reopening guidelines, current…

The Beach is Back! The Myrtle Beach area is excited to welcome you back to the Beach! We are opening in a safe and smart way following the COVID-19 closures, so we're here when you are ready. From hotels and resorts to restaurants and attractions, area businesses have come up with ways to limit person-to-person contact, promote social distancing, and keep facilities clean. It is vital that employees and guests alike take care to keep hands clean and keep their distance. Local municipalities have worked very hard to develop regulations meant…

As the Myrtle Beach area continues to reopen to visitors, we want to make sure our travelers are doing every thing they can to visit responsibly. Fortunately, there are many ways to safely social distance while visiting our shores! Here is a round-up of some of our favorite ways to make the most of your Myrtle Beach vacation while staying healthy: 1. Spend time on the beach! The beach is one of the easiest places to social distance, and sunbathers can enjoy the benefit of fresh air and sunshine while doing so. Just be sure to place at least 6…