MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Sept. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Myrtle Beach Area CVB today announced that, in light of the weakening Canadian dollar, the Myrtle Beach area will help Canadians "make up" the difference by offering at least 30 percent discounts – and in some cases up to 65 percent discounts – at select hotels and attractions from January through April 2016 for travelers with a valid Canadian passport. Specifics on the promotion were announced to travel media and trade professionals during an experiential event in Toronto on Tues., Sept. 29.
The discounts being offered at least cover the difference of the 76-cent-on-the-dollar conversion of Canadian to U.S. dollars, making the two equal. At some hotels, however, accommodations will be offered at as much as a 65 percent discount off regular season rates for Canadians. The Myrtle Beach area hopes these discounts will ease travelers' anxiety about the loonie's decline and ensure they can get away in the early part of 2016.
"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," said Susan Phillips, director of marketing for the Myrtle Beach Area CVB. "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."
In addition to Canadian discounts from January through April, the 55th annual Canadian-American Days Festival, or Can-Am Days, will also take place during this discount window, from March 12-20, 2016. In commemoration of this milestone anniversary, a number of special activities and events are planned to showcase the Myrtle Beach area's Southern hospitality. Details will be available as the event approaches at www.visitmyrtlebeach.com/things-to-do/events/can-am-days/.
The full list of participating accommodations and attraction partners include:
Legends in Concert
The Carolina Opry
Coral Beach Resort and Suites
Ocean 22 by Grand Hilton
Ocean Plaza Motel
Palmetto Vacation Rentals
Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort
Springmaid Beach Resort
Thomas Beach Vacations
For more information on the promotion, visit www.visitmyrtlebeach.com/hotels/deals/can-am-deals/.
About Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Stretching from Little River to Pawleys Island and comprising 12 distinct communities, the Myrtle Beach area is home to 96 kilometers of sandy beaches, an assortment of entertainment and family attractions and world-class golf. Popularly known as the Grand Strand, the Myrtle Beach area presents the quintessential vacation experience peppered with plenty of Southern hospitality.
For additional information on the Myrtle Beach area, visit www.visitmyrtlebeach.com or call (888) Myrtle-1.
SOURCE Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce / CVB