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Palace Theatre on high-wire as it reckons with damage

The future of Myrtle Beach’s Palace Theatre is still up in the air. Jay Lodge, chief executive officer of the Palace Theatre and Spirit Productions USA, said he did not know whether the coming season at the theater would change after significant storm damage in October.

Tourism

Beginning of 2017 brings more arrivals to Myrtle Beach Airport

Myrtle Beach International Airport is slated to receive a 30,000-seat bump in arrival capacity in the beginning part of 2017 as the facility, with the lowest fares in South Carolina, continues to increase its volume. At a marketing and tourism update hosted by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, airport spokesman Kirk Lovell said over 450,000 arrival seats are expected from the start of 2017 to May, a 7-percent increase from that period in 2016. Projections for next year also show an 18-percent increase since 2012 in traffic in that period of the year.

Tourism

Airbnb to begin collecting taxes in South Carolina

Airbnb, travel hospitality company, announced Wednesday it will begin to collect and remit hotel and tourist taxes on behalf of hosts and guests in South Carolina. South Carolina joins a growing number of states – including Florida, North Carolina, Alabama, Oregon – and more than 150 municipalities globally where Airbnb is voluntarily collecting and remitting taxes on behalf of hosts and guests.

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WATCH: Myrtle Beach chamber ad to counter social media water quality buzz

The Chamber of Commerce is running this 30-second ad to combat social media rumors that Myrtle Beach is closed to swimming. The ad will run locally, nationally, and in Canada.
WATCH: Myrtle Beach chamber ad to counter social media water quality buzz 1:25

WATCH: Myrtle Beach chamber ad to counter social media water quality buzz

From a basement in Canada to North Myrtle Beach 1:33

From a basement in Canada to North Myrtle Beach

15 Canadian Alligators find home in North Myrtle Beach 2:13

15 Canadian Alligators find home in North Myrtle Beach

Radical Ropes Opens in Myrtle Beach 1:09

Radical Ropes Opens in Myrtle Beach