Tourists expected to flock to Myrtle Beach for 4th of July weekend; hotels at 80% capacity

MYRTLE Beach front, S.C. (WBTW) — Visitors are expected to flock to the Grand Strand this holiday getaway weekend.

A lot more than 160,000 rooms are obtainable in the area. In accordance to the Myrtle Seashore Spot Chamber of Commerce, above 80% of the rooms have previously been booked for the weekend.

Karen Riordan, President and CEO of the Myrtle Seaside Region Chamber of Commerce, claimed the occupancy fee really should preserve climbing this 7 days.

“As we go into the Fourth of July weekend we do expect that we are likely to see occupancy at its greatest rate to day,” Riordan explained.

In 2019, the occupancy rate in the location was 58% on the Fourth of July. The getaway fell on a Thursday that yr.

Lahcen Benhoummad, manager at the Cut price Beachwear on North Ocean Boulevard, claimed the keep is completely ready for the influx of holidaymakers.

“A lot of travellers, a lot of individuals are coming in right here on this specific working day — this specific weekend,” Benhoummad said. “They expend a whole lot of income, so we’re happy to see them over listed here this weekend, and we’re waiting for them.”

This tourist period has witnessed a resurgence for the industry following it was strike tough by the pandemic.

Mo Almohammad, manager at the Atlantic Resort North, stated he’s grateful for the industry’s roaring comeback.

“To be genuine, I have not viewed [this many tourists] for a very long time,” Almohammad reported. “It’s helped a good deal. The economy is improved due to the fact I assume men and women got checks, and it’s assisting them spend, way too, so it is serving to a ton.”

The Atlantic Hotel North is thoroughly booked for Saturday night.

“This time of year it’s heading to be really hard [for people to find rooms] for the reason that everybody’s booked,” Almohammad reported. “A lot of individuals have to have to adjust their reservation [or] lengthen their continue to be. They have cancellations or they are attempting to rebook. It is gonna be tough to come across them rooms.”

Benhoummad will be doing the job this holiday break weekend. He said he’s fired up for the hurry of people today.

“I’m heading to be listed here all set for men and women, ready for men and women,” Benhoummad claimed. “I’m happy to serve most people which is coming on down here.”

Karen Riordan predicts this increase in tourism to peak this weekend but keep robust all summer season extensive.

“We do assume that the Fourth of July may well be a zenith, but that we’re heading to have an unbelievably prosperous July and August and into September,” Riordan claimed.

Riordan also has a easy concept for the website visitors.

“[We] want everyone to be safe, have a excellent time, and just enjoy every little thing that we have to offer you,” Riordan said.

The quantity of tourists on the Grand Strand is predicted to maximize by the day this 7 days leading into the weekend.