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Sales tax in Myrtle Beach said to pay off

Feb 9, 2011 10:24:00 AM - thestate.com
Leaders in Myrtle Beach say a city sales tax passed two years ago to promote tourism is paying off in a big way.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports that leaders say the tourism recovery that started last year should continue in 2011 thanks to the additional money.

Brad Dean with the chamber of commerce says the group has used money from the sales tax to increase visitor awareness of the area. He says research shows that about 27 percent of the visitors last summer came for the first time.

Myrtle Beach attracts about 14 million visitors a year and is the heart of the state's $18 billion tourism industry.

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