In a new initiative designed to fight the poor currency exchange between Canada and the US and to keep Canadians visiting, Myrtle Beach is rolling out the red carpet with a new incentive-laced “Dollar For Dollar Can-Am Days” program.
Available from Jan. 1 through April 30, and only to Canadians, the program offers discounts of up to 65% at participating hotels and 30% at attractions and restaurants.
The program was unveiled at a Myrtle Beach event in Toronto last night (Sept. 29) – an event that gave guests a taste of everything Myrtle Beach, including live entertainment, cuisine and southern hospitality.
“We’re hear to talk about money, particularly saving money,” said Susan Phillips, director of marketing for the Myrtle Beach Area CVB. “We have been welcoming Canadians to the Myrtle Beach area for decades and hope this promotional solution will help overcome any financial hurdles caused by the exchange rate. This special Canadian discount is just one more reason to visit in the lovely late winter and early spring seasons, which have typically mild weather, even more affordable accommodations and more elbow room at area attractions.”
Speaking with PressToday, Phillips added, “when you talk about money that’s near and dear to people’s hearts. We’re going to roll out the red carpet for Canadians.”
In other news announced at the event, Porter Airlines confirmed it will resume seasonal service to Myrtle Beach beginning Feb. 11, 2016 and operating until May 23. Tickets are now available.
Pictured at the event are Kim DaRoja (r) and Phillips of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.
Pictured below, travel agents Les Selby and Lee Ann Marano with Kenny Chesney tribute artist Todd Bradshaw.