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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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Rolex 24 at Daytona fails to boost local hotel occupancy due to COVID

DAYTONA BEACH — With limited attendance at Daytona International Speedway due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Rolex 24 At Daytona failed to deliver the typical boost in occupancy and rates, according to many Volusia County hoteliers.

“It was completely down, nothing that compared with past years,” said Bob Davis, president and CEO of the Lodging & Hospitality Association of Volusia County. “As far as the race, as expected, there was a limited amount of people in the stands, so we were down considerably in rooms.”

This past weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona, which hosted around 40,000 spectators last year,

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