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Myrtle Beach area rolls out first 'Travel Saturday'

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - In between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce wants you to check out Travel Saturday.

The Chamber's website will have a list of deals, ranging from hotel accommodations to live entertainment starting at 12:01 a.m., Saturday.

The goal is to get you to give the gift of travel at discounted prices.

The best part of it all- you don't have to leave your house to take advantage of these deals. Just grab a computer Saturday, any time and the deals are a mouse click away.

The deals will only be available to buy Saturday, but you'll be able to use them through 2014.

Since tourism drives the Myrtle Beach economy, the chamber hopes this will help bring 1.5 million first time visitors to our area in 2014.

Scott Schult, MBACC/CVB Executive Vice President of Marketing let me in on the marketing strategy, which is being rolled out for the first time, this year.

"Folks that have been coming to the website this week, we will specifically remarket to them during that 24 hour period this Saturday. So based on specific target information, we're going to be re-proposing our messaging to these specific individuals," he says.

Vacation Myrtle Beach believes Travel Saturday is a great way to take advantage of the shopping buzz for the season.

"We're excited about the Myrtle Beach chamber's initiative to get Travel Saturday started. This could be a great way to take advantage of the shopping buzz for the season and help us fill inventory during some needed times with some great deals for our guests. If this takes off like we think it will this could be a win-win for our market and the visitors who help to make us so successful," says Matt Klugman, Vacation Myrtle Beach Director of Marketing.

All of the specials won't be revealed until Saturday, but one deal you can expect is oceanfront one bedroom condo at Sea Watch Resort for as low as $49 through March.

"Whether you're coming from Chicago or New York, or you're a local resident, you can find a deal that's applicable to you so lots of great live entertainment, activities galore..there's something for everyone," says Schult.

The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce isn't revealing the specific deals until Saturday, but we did get a sneak peak at some of the offers:

  • 50 percent off general admission tickets to Ripley's Attractions
  • 40 percent off adult and child tickets for the SkyWheel
  • $10 off adult tickets for Legends in Concert
  • $35 adult tickets and $25 children's tickets for Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament
  • A $15 ticket for a second show at the Carolina Opry
  • Getaway packages with rates starting as low as $35 per night at many of the Myrtle Beach area's oceanfront resorts
  • For more details: http://www.visitmyrtlebeach.com/hotels/travel-saturday/

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