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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. 



'Revenge travel' and how it's played out in SC this summer

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

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Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center Welcomes Back Events | News

LONG BEACH, Calif., July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center will open its doors to conventions and events on August 8, signaling the reignition of one of Long Beach’s largest economic engines. In August alone, three conventions will bring an estimated $6.9 million in economic impact as approximately 10,600 attendees stay in Long Beach hotels and dine and shop at local establishments. The center is reopening at full capacity, with 14 conventions expected to bring 74,300 visitors with $48.7 million flowing into the local economy through the end of 2021.

Entertainment at the

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Blue Water Development Announces Sale of Two Bethany Beach, Delaware Hotels | News

OCEAN CITY, Md., June 16, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Blue Water Development, a premier real estate investment and outdoor hospitality management company, recently announced the sale of the only two hotels in the popular East Coast beach community of Bethany Beach, Del. The 112-room Bethany Beach Ocean Suites, Residence Inn by Marriott, and the 100-room Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach were purchased by a privately-held real estate investment firm.

Blue Water built the Bethany Beach Ocean Suites in 2015 as the first, and only, hotel on the resort’s boardwalk, and the oceanfront luxury hotel has been the upscale lodging

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More than $700K in requested Myrtle Beach accommodation tax funds rejected by City Council | Myrtle Beach News

MYRTLE BEACH — The city of Myrtle Beach received requests from 31 applicants who wanted a share of approximately $5.2 million Myrtle Beach has from its annual accommodation tax — although $716,500 in requested funds by tourism and arts organizations were not granted by the Myrtle Beach City Council.

The council recently allocated 65 percent of the tax funds between those applicants and related tourism needs, with some applicants receiving thousands less than requested.

Nearly 100 percent of the requests made by the city were approved, representing 90.1 percent of the available $5.2 million.

“We always receive more requests for

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