Myrtle Beach Taking Care Of Canadians

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, says it’s well aware that the loonie stacks up poorly against the U.S. dollar these days and it’s doing its part to ensure Canadian visitors don’t have to reach too deeply into their pockets while vacationing there.

Kimberly Hartley, the destination’s Canadian sales manager, told a Tuesday Toronto gathering that Myrtle Beach tourism authorities are “very cognizant” of the currency exchange and have responded to it in part by offering Canadians tourism-related discounts and other incentives that are normally offered during the destination’s CanAm Days celebration – which coincides with Ontario’s spring break – throughout the first several months of this year.

“We want to help,” Hartley said.

Diane Charno of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce in turn praised the destination’s “overall value and affordability…We’re in a good position to continue drawing Canadians.”

Hartley also declared that Myrtle Beach lies on a stretch of shoreline that features “60 beautiful miles of beaches.”
The destination is known in part for golfing, with around 100 courses in the area. But Hartley added it

offers many soft adventures, among them kayaking.

Ursula Grant, also from the chamber of commerce, said Myrtle Beach can easily accommodate meetings and other gatherings. “Bring 200 or 300 of your closest friends,” she joked.

Seen here are Charno, Hartley and Grant.

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