Well, Myrtle Beach is approaching the end of the summer season. Schools are returning, traffic is seeing a bit of a relief, and a few beach stores are advertising their annual “going out of business” sale. But summer isn’t completely over yet! Even so, we’ve noticed some interesting trends this year with the end of the Myrtle Beach vacation season upon us. Interested?
The vacation rental industry in Myrtle Beach has had its ups and downs this year. Due to the economy and gas prices, it was hard to really peg whether there would be a good season for the condo rental companies. But one thing seems consistent; many vacationers delayed their bookings until the last minute in 2011. Last year, we noticed a much larger number of bookings at the beginning of the year from those who definitely knew they were going to come on vacation. This year, though, the later months seemed to really pick up!
We also noticed that theaters and restaurants did not have the long lines that we are accustomed to in the summer. Of course they were busy, yet the average wait decreased this summer, telling us that people still visited Myrtle Beach yet they pinched their pennies by using the kitchen facilities more often as well as took advantage of the free or less expensive attractions. (Don’t forget, Myrtle Beach condo rentals offer FULL kitchens so you can definitely save money by making your own meals.)
CondoLux of Myrtle Beach General Manager