TORONTO — The news reports coming in from Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands are heartbreaking, and the images even more so.
MYRTLE BEACH — The 58th annual Canadian-American Days lasts just one week, March 9 – 17, however select Myrtle Beach area hotels, merchants and attractions are offering discounts from January through April 2019 for travellers with a valid Canadian passport.
Leading in at 25% and ramping up to as much as 55%, the discounts aim to help Canadians ‘make up’ the difference in the Canadian exchange rate.
“We have been a favourite destination for Canadian visitors for decades, and we want them to know that we appreciate them and welcome them to the Grand Strand,” says Karen Riordan, President and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. “The late winter and early spring seasons offer mild weather, more affordable accommodations and more elbow room at area attractions. The special promotions for our Canadian neighbors provide even more incentive by bridging the gap in the exchange rate.”
Riordan says that during Canadian-American Days, Canadians can get free coffee and donuts at the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce at 1200 North Oak Street while they gather information on the region’s vast-array of attractions.
Canadians can also enjoy special tours in Conway, SC March 12-15. The city of Conway, just a short drive from Myrtle Beach, is offering tours of the Bryan House, Waccamaw River Tours, an historic walking tour, and Horry County Museum tours.
Special offers for Canadians begin in January and in most cases continue through September, and in some cases, even longer. Here’s a sampling…
Coupons are not needed to receive the discount; clients just need to show a valid Canadian ID. Special offers will continue to be added on the Can-Am promotions page where more detailed information, as well as restrictions, will be posted.
Canadian/International Sales Manager, Myrtle Beach Area CVB, Kimberly Hartley, reminds agents that the new 2019 Visitors Guide and 2019 Meeting Group Planner Guide have both arrived for distribution and agents can contact Envoy (envoynetworks.ca) to place their order or contact Hartley directly. “Visitor Guides are ideal as a reference for travel agents and a take-along guide for consumer clients who are flying or driving to Myrtle Beach this year. The guide includes a pull-out map and discount coupons,” says Hartley.
Porter Airlines has resumed its annual seasonal air service from Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport (YTZ) to Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) starting Feb. 13 through to May 19, twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays with more frequent flights during March Break, she adds. Porter Escapes offers ITC packages with air, accommodations and attractions to Myrtle Beach during this seasonal period.
Also WestJet Encore will offer its annual seasonal air service from Pearson to Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) starting April 29 through to Oct. 27, twice per week on Mondays and Fridays.