Hurricane Florence: Potential Impact and Relief Efforts

Hurricane Florence: Potential Impact and Relief Efforts

In anticipation of the potential effects of Hurricane Florence, the Help the Grand Strand disaster recovery fund is now accepting donations. The funds collected for the “Help The Grand Strand” disaster recovery fund will be used for human services that may be unmet, enabling the residents of the entire Grand Strand area to recover as quickly as possible.

Hurricane Florence Alert

Hurricane Florence Alert

For the latest travel and business resource information following Hurricane Florence in the Myrtle Beach area.

Your Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB wants to remind our investors and community that our goal is to help restore services and programs to the Grand Strand business community as soon as possible. Our disaster recovery plan is ready to go. We encourage everyone to put safety first. And when the time is right, we'll join you in announcing the Coast is Clear With Roads Leading to Myrtle Beach and We're Open for Business. 

Analysis of Lodging Demand during the Peak of the Tourist Season, 2013-2018

Along the Grand Strand, the peak of the tourist season occurs each year between the last two weeks of July and the first two weeks of August. The Center tracks lodging demand in two different ways. The business performance of the nightly rented hotels, condo-hotels and campsites (HC-HCs) is estimated with the assistance of lodging properties that voluntarily provide their daily performance records to the Center. The business performance of the weekly rented vacation rental properties (VRPs) is estimated by observing the booking status and advertised rental prices on the reservation websites of a scientifically random sample of rental properties. The table below reflects lodging demand during this period across the most recent six years.

Pitch, Hit and Cheer

Pitch, Hit and Cheer

Cheerleading, softball, volleyball, basketball and more come play at the beach! Myrtle Beach welcomes thousands of athletes annually in sports such as track, baseball, softball and basketball in addition to the visitors who come each summer to vacation and take in our beaches and attractions. While some are repeat visitors, many athletes are first timers to Myrtle Beach. Ranging from California all the way to Massachusetts, these visitors come from all the corners of the country to the Grand Strand for their summer tournaments and vacations.

MBACC Forms Ocean Walk Task Force

MBACC Forms Ocean Walk Task Force

Committee unifies organizations to revitalize downtown Myrtle Beach. In February 2018, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce created a new committee designed to unite organizations that seek to revitalize downtown Myrtle Beach. The new Ocean Walk Task Force is a collaborative effort between the chamber, City of Myrtle Beach, and downtown merchants to drive improvements to the downtown area.