MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — DHEC addressed concerns about a possible COVID spike as the Myrtle Beach area prepares for spring breakers and a busy tourist season.
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Karen Riordan said they’re already seeing a busy tourism season buildup saying, “our hotel industry, our attractions, our golf courses, businesses are picking up in that people are not just dreaming and thinking about it but they’re actually going to a website and starting to plan and book.”
AAA Carolinas said it’s seeing a heavy influx of folks who are traveling domestically and by car.
Riordan said the visitors centers are reopening and getting ready for more people booking vacations.
“The combination of cases down, vaccinations up, beautiful weather here, is really starting all to come together and meet in this nice compliance of, ‘hey maybe it’s time to start planning that Myrtle Beach vacation’,” Riordan said.
NC to begin vaccinating people with high-risk health conditions against COVID-19 on March 17, a full week early
Riordan said the chamber and businesses are looking forward to the economic boost after dealing with a year of ups and downs.
“We basically went down to an economic standstill. Just about a year ago almost to the day, we went from having a pretty good spring and the weather being…
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