A report done by WMBF News continues to show that Myrtle Beach fall tourism is very strong this year. In fact, the story, (which can be seen in entirety here), suggests that the fall tourism season shows no signs of slowing down. That’s great news for area businesses and second home owners who lease their units in vacation rental programs.
Melody Burr of Elliot Realty Beach Rentals, said that they had seen an increase in rentals during this fall season. “There’s been more families coming down for weekend stays. We have more monthly renters coming in, the snow birds that come from up north to enjoy the great weather. And we also have more golfers. So it’s been a great fall so far. They do love the great prices. The prices are fantastic and they go right along with that beautiful weather that we have in the fall season.”
The many autumn festivals in the Grand Strand draw many visitors and help keep the tourism momentum going. Additionally, a report by Flipkey.com listed Myrtle Beach as its top fall travel destination. Great prices and wonderful weather all play a role in luring visitors from colder climates.
WMBF also reported that city leaders believe that out-of-state advertising has boosted the fall tourism season. Mark Kruea, with the city of Myrtle Beach told WMBF that that the area has seen nearly a 10 percent increase in occupancy rates compared to last fall.
Many tourism experts believe that the fall travel season brings great potential to build a solid tourist base. This is because things are slower in the fall and staff and employees can devote more time to serving customers, therefore giving them a great experience, and making them more likely to book again in the future.