Tourism officials are hoping to lure Canadians to Myrtle Beach SC during the winter months by offering discounts.
There is a fear that not as many Canadians will be traveling this year due to the falling Canadian dollar. Canadian visitors are getting about $75 dollars in U.S. currency for every $100 in Canadian currency they exchange.
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Myrtle Beach area hotels, restaurants and attractions hope to help Canadians make their dollar go farther by offering discounts.
“We know the exchange rate has been a concern,” said Susan Phillips, director of marketing for the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. “So we want to provide a solution to help make it easy to overcome obstacles and allow Canadians to continue to come here.
The chamber will offer a discount program to Canadian travelers January through April.
The program will offer hotels up to 65 percent off. Several restaurants and attractions will also offer discounts up to 30 percent. Some of the attractions included in the promotion are The Carolina Opry, The Palace Theater, Ripley’s Aquarium and Alabama Theater.
These deals will not be available to every tourists. Visitors will have to show a Canadian passport to get the special offers.
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