MBACVB Encourages Guests to Visit Myrtle Beach Responsibly

Staff Report From South Carolina CEO

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

In advance of the holiday weekend, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau is asking everyone planning to travel to Myrtle Beach to visit the destination responsibly. This includes taking appropriate safety precautions to avoid the spread of COVID-19 and following local ordinances.

“The safety and well-being of our residents and visitors is always our priority,” said Karen Riordan, MBACVB president & CEO.   “We want to make it clear that our community will not tolerate illegal and unsafe activities. We are working with the City and all our partners throughout the Grand Strand to educate guests on what to expect when they travel to the Myrtle Beach area and what we expect regarding responsible travel.”

MBACVB developed a flyer for businesses to post in their storefronts with reminders to visit responsibly by practicing healthy hygiene, wearing face masks when in public, properly disposing of waste, and maintaining social distance as recommended by the CDC. Printed copies have been distributed to area hospitality businesses and the digital file is available for printing at

MBACVB also created short video messages for the popular Visit Myrtle Beach social media channels. These videos address safety guidelines, local ordinances, and reminders to keep our beaches clean and safe.

“While we haven’t actively promoted travel to the Grand Strand through the duration of the pandemic, it is clear that there is pent-up demand for all our area has to offer,” said Riordan. “And while we are grateful that people are once again booking vacations, it is imperative that everyone act responsibly as they visit our beaches, restaurants and shops to ensure our destination remains open.”

Residents and visitors are asked to report suspicious or illegal behavior, businesses or guests failing to comply with local ordinances, or any other problematic behaviors to local law enforcement.