Media Visit Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in traveling to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB is always available to assist journalists who are researching and developing media coverage for print, digital, broadcast and social outlets.

Since we receive a large volume of media hosting requests year-round, for us to provide the best quality and level of assistance, we have a hosting policy and form. The following policy outlines the procedure that journalists must adhere to when requesting assistance for individual media hospitality.

The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB also conducts themed press trips, typically in the fall and spring. For group press trips, a representative from the Chamber/CVB's PR agency, Fahlgren Mortine, will be responsible for overseeing and/or escorting the group.

The same assignment criteria apply for both group press trips and individual visits.

Our Process

Media hospitality is determined on an individual basis and is subject to availability. Please provide as much background and information as possible as many factors go into evaluating and approving media hosting opportunities. 

If you are traveling between September and May, we recommend you submit your request at least four weeks in advance to allow for review and potential hosting coordination. If you are traveling from June to August, we require any requests at least six weeks in advance to consider your visit during peak season. Please note that opportunities for a hosted visit during the busy summer season are limited.

Upon receiving a completed hosting request form, a representative from Fahlgren Mortine will work with the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB to review and evaluate each media request and advise you of our hosting availability. This process can take up to three weeks.

Our Policies

  • Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB has a limited budget for media visits. Except in special situations, media visits will be limited to one room for a maximum of four days (3 nights).
  • Coverage of airfare, rental cars, ground transportation, meals and activities will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
  • Our media hosting program is designed to host working media. Please understand that host hotels, attractions and restaurants are not always able to accommodate spouses, children, family, and friends accompanying working journalists.
  • Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB does not offer full hosting support 18 months from the last hosting of a journalist or influencer.

Instructions for Media, Influencers, and Social Media Content Creators

Freelance & Staff Travel Journalists

  • Please provide an assignment letter from your publication’s assigning editor. We are not able to approve hostings for media without an assignment and confirmation of pending media coverage of the destination.
  • We appreciate efforts to forward recent examples of your travel-related coverage.

Independent Bloggers, Influencers and Content Creators

  • Please provide third-party documentation of web traffic data.
  • Provide a screenshot of online analytics information (page views, unique visitors, bounce rate, demographics).
  • Forward recent examples of travel-related content.

All Media

  • Please complete the media trip request form below.
  • Email mbteam@fahlgren.com with all required assets and documentation as previously noted.
  • If you have a change in plans, please notify us immediately.
  • Please forward a copy of your print, digital, broadcast or social content as soon as possible after publication.

Again, thanks so much for your interest in visiting and covering the 60 miles of white sandy beaches that encompass the Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina! We look forward to welcoming you soon!

 

Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB Media Trip Request Form

Please complete the request form below.

















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