Category - In The News

All of us at The Beach are celebrating the recent announcement that Southwest Airlines will be offering 10 destinations from the Myrtle Beach International Airport! Now it is even easier to travel to the Myrtle Beach area – and find where you belong at The Beach. With this announcement, our friends from Baltimore, MD, Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX, Nashville, TN, Pittsburgh, PA, Atlanta, GA, Columbus, OH, Indianapolis, IN, Kansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO, will have access to new year-around, non-stop service with Southwest Airlines. Wow – that’s a…

Fans of the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) have rallied behind the South Carolina airport, enabling MYR to secure the title “Best Small Airport” in the 2021 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards . The annual USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards highlight the best of the best in the travel industry and nominees in all categories were chosen editorially by a panel of experts in partnership with 10Best editors, while the top ten winners were determined by popular vote. Voting took place over four weeks in January and drew together…

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…

The American Youth Cooperative for Esports (AYCE) and analytics firm Harena Data have partnered with tourism board Visit Myrtle Beach to launch an esports recruitment initiative. The ‘Golden Dragons’ programme will reward young American players with scholarships, jerseys, and a family vacation to Myrtle Beach, a popular tourist destination in South Carolina. Bill Dever, Chairman of AYCE, commented in a release: “Myrtle Beach is one of the nation’s first cities to adopt an esports initiative of this calibre and quality. We’re honoured that Visit…

Understanding the impact of the travel industry is more important than ever! I’m Julie and I have been fortunate to have worked in the travel industry for more than a decade, and I’m currently the Public Relations Manager for Visit Myrtle Beach. Tourism is an amazing industry! I get to promote 60-miles of beaches, great attractions, amazing restaurants, eco-tours, artistic and educational experiences, and so much more. I encourage people to come to Myrtle Beach to reconnect with loved ones and enjoy unique experiences. It’s all happy stuff, and…

The threat of COVID-19 has affected millions of individuals financially across all parts of the country. In tourism-dependent communities like ours, the shutting down of bars and restaurants—while necessary—yield big blows to hospitality and tourism workers as we head into what would normally be a busy time here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. While we’ve heard a lot of stories of hardship, we’ve also heard a lot of wonderful stories about neighbors helping one another. One company here locally, Native Sons, has started a ‘Support Our…

What You Need To Know About REAL ID

Thursday, February 27, 2020 9:00 AM by Julie Ellis

Are you ready for REAL ID? On October 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will implement the final phase of REAL ID enforcement, requiring Americans to present a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or another acceptable form of authenticated ID to go through airport security checkpoints. REAL ID refers to a set of security standards established by Congress in 2005 for card issuance, card design and application processing that individual states must follow when issuing driver’s licenses and other forms of identification; most REAL…

National Plan for Vacation Day is January 28

Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:00 PM by Julie Ellis

Plan your Myrtle Beach vacation now--it’s for your own good! Did you know that more than half of American workers (55%) failed to use all their time off last year? That’s a stockpile of 768 million unused vacation days just in 2018, of which 236 million were forfeited completely! What’s the key to using more vacation time? Planning. But nearly half of American households (46%) don’t do this simple step—and they lose out on their time off and the benefits it brings. “The beginning of the year is the time to pull out the calendar and start…

Cocktail Artist, a line of premium mixes and bar ingredients developed by award-winning mixologists, is in search of America’s Best Home Bartender in a Cocktail Mix Off competition taking place in sunny Myrtle Beach! Why Myrtle Beach? Myrtle Beach is a popular vacation spot, welcoming 20 million visitors annually to enjoy its 60-miles of beautiful sandy beaches, entertainment, amusements, and more. It’s great for families and young adults alike. Cocktail Artist chose to host the final round of the competition in Myrtle Beach because…

Locals pass our many attractions and beaches every day, but many don’t even think of how they support our community and our state. Our 60-mile long coastline and the many attractions that have been developed to provide more entertainment options for our tourists define our community, provide our families with jobs, and have given more than nineteen million annual guests a lifetime of memories. Travel matters, and it improves Myrtle Beach in ways that have a wide-reaching impact on our local residents. Travel supports 83,000 Grand Strand jobs,…