Visitors flooding Myrtle Beach SC strain hospitality workers

Lines out the door at Señor Frogs. An empty section at Joe’s Diner by the Airport. Few, if any, Lyft or Uber rides. The common thread that ties all of these together: All three problems stem from Myrtle Beach’s worker shortage.

A worker shortage? In a pandemic? How?

It’s a real issue in the Grand Strand. Dozens of restaurants, hotels, amusement parks and other businesses have “help wanted” signs outside their doors and on numerous job search websites.

Señor Frogs, a Hispanic restaurant located at Broadway at the Beach, sat half empty on Saturday afternoon even as

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Virginia Beach Sports Center drawing visitors to city hotels

Nancy Hellman, the Interim Director of the Virginia Beach Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, said the Sports Center has led to about 13,000 nighttime bookings.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Despite the pandemic, hotels at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront were getting more people through their doors in the first few months of 2021.

City leaders said the new sports center has a lot to do with it.

Even during a global pandemic, sporting events inside the new Virginia Beach Sports Center are going strong.

Nancy Hellman, the Interim Director of the Virginia Beach Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, is overseeing the 285,000 square-foot

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Hawaii offering free hotel stays if visitors volunteer

Say “aloha” to a free night in Hawaii – for a good cause.

Travelers can lend a helping hand and volunteer in the Aloha State to receive a free, extra night at various hotels through a new program, the state tourism board has announced.

Waikiki Beach Honolulu, Hawaii. (iStock).

Waikiki Beach Honolulu, Hawaii. (iStock).

The program, called Mālama Hawai‘i, encourages visitors to “take a trip that gives back.” Tourists can volunteer for projects ranging from tree planting and reforestation to beach cleanups, ocean reef preservation and even making Hawaiian quilts for the elderly.


In exchange, tourists

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