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Myrtle Beach hotel occupancy rates for Labor Day higher than past 2 years | Myrtle Beach News

MYRTLE BEACH — If summer tourism numbers released recently by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce are any indication, vacationers visited the Grand Strand at a record pace on Labor Day Weekend, even amid a rise in COVID-19 cases.

The chamber said one reason for the surge of visitors is due to various marketing campaigns distributed to multiple states with other experts adding that tourists are ready to travel after quarantines and other measures implemented to slow the spread of the virus, boosting the economy overall. 



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“Most national and local indicators show significantly greater demand and sales

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2 men were found dead inside a hotel room at the Versace mansion in Miami, nearly 24 years to the day fashion designer Gianni Versace was murdered there

Two men swim in an elaborately designed swimming pool next to a wall of stone columns and a fountain at the former Versace mansion.

The swimming pool lined with 24-karat gold tiles at The Villa Casa Casuarina in Miami Beach, Fla., as seen from the hotel’s rooftop deck. The boutique hotel was once the home of slain fashion designer Gianni Versace. AP Photo/Jennifer Kay

  • Housekeeping found two dead bodies in a hotel room Wednesday at the former Versace mansion.

  • The mansion, now a hotel and event center, used to belong to iconic fashion designer Gianni Versace.

  • Versace was murdered on the steps of the mansion by a serial killer and crazed fan on July 15, 1997.

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Some Myrtle Beach hotels requiring new minimum night stay for Memorial Day

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — “Welcome back to Myrtle Beach” — that’s the city’s message to visitors this Memorial Day weekend.

The holiday weekend kicks off in Myrtle Beach, and the city is preparing for a busy weekend. Hotel occupancies are nearing total capacity showing Myrtle Beach is bouncing back fast.

As of Thursday, more than 80 percent of rooms in Myrtle Beach were booked. City officials expect that number to jump to over 90 percent by Friday or Saturday.

“The good news is we are up double-digit percentage points compared to May of 2019, which was a very good

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Beach crowds back for Memorial Day as city gets ready for another big weekend

Memorial Day weekend opened Friday night with large crowds on Miami Beach and a revived nightlife scene as the resort city readies for the kind of large turnout that brought disruption and charges of over-policing two months ago.

After a spring break framed by chaotic crowds, emergency crackdowns and accusations of racism through aggressive policing, Memorial Day offers Miami Beach its first look at a big weekend in an increasingly post-COVID tourism landscape. While Miami stood out in March as a vacation destination largely open for dining and drinking, the holiday weekend arrives as much of the United States moves

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