Category - Meetings & Conventions

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) is an annual international day, scheduled this year on Thursday, April 21, that promotes advocacy and showcases the undeniable value that business meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, exhibitions, conferences, and conventions bring to people, businesses, and communities. This is the 6th year of GMID with the focus on celebrating all the industry has accomplished after bracing 2020 and moving forward with cautious optimism for future in-person events. Businesses from around the world will meet together –…

Myrtle Beach, SC, March 25, 2021 – Daily, year-round service will arrive in time for summer vacations this year on Southwest Airlines. Today, the airline announced ten (10) new nonstop destinations from the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR). Beginning May 23, 2021, passengers will be able to travel to: Baltimore, MD (BWI), Chicago, IL (MDW), and Nashville, TN (BNA); and additional nonstop service to Dallas, TX (DAL) and Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) will begin May 29. Service to five (5) additional destinations will launch on June 6, 2021, which…

Myrtle Beach, SC, March 25, 2021 – United Airlines is enhancing its summer schedule from the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) with the introduction of seasonal service to three (3) new destinations. All three routes will begin service on May 27th and are available for booking via the airline’s website. Passengers traveling to Cleveland and St. Louis will enjoy the spacious CRJ-550 aircraft, equipped with 10 first class seats, 20 economy plus seats, 20 standard economy seats, Wi-Fi, more legroom and enough space for every customer to…

Download the PDF of the full release here. Myrtle Beach, S.C. (June 2021) - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, continues to safely welcome visitors to its 60 miles of gorgeous coastline, now boasting new attractions, accommodations, dining options, and more for 2021. Visit Myrtle Beach and its partner organizations continue to remind travelers to visit the destination responsibly and created a Healthy Travel section on VisitMyrtleBeach.com with the latest COVID-19 updates and mandates. The following is the latest information on new tourism…

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…

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Jan. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- After careful consideration and event attendee analysis with officials in Myrtle Beach, SC., the organizers of chili’s biggest annual event have announced the rescheduling of its 54th world championship to the fall of 2021. The new dates for the World Championships Chili Cook Off (WCCC) will now be September 17-19, 2021. “We know chiliheads are eager to get back to cooking after such a long year of postponements and inactivity as a result of the pandemic,” said Mike McCloud, President/CEO of…

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…

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…

Myrtle Beach Convention Center has announced that it has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, Myrtle Beach Convention Center has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in its facility. As the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation, GBAC STAR TM helps organizations establish…

Award Highlights Importance of Group Sales in Tourism Promotion MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau (MBACVB) has been presented with a 2020 Readers’ Choice Award from ConventionSouth . MBACVB is one of 380 CVBs, meeting facilities, and hotels across the South to receive this year’s award and one of only 19 in the state of South Carolina. This is the ninth time MBACVB has received this award since the award’s inception in 2001. Nominations for the Readers’ Choice Awards are made by meeting…