Myrtle Beach Hotels Boost area to No. 2 in 2013 Yahoo Travel Searches

yahootravelMyrtle Beach has long been known as one of the top destinations in the world and a recent list released by Yahoo shows that the area is also one of the most-searched for places on the internet.

The search engine company released its list of the top 10 travel searches of 2013 recently and Myrtle Beach ranked second.

“This ranking goes to show that the Myrtle Beach brand continues to grow in awareness and popularity for vacationers all across the country,” said Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. “We’re so thankful that our wonderful visitors continue to recommend our beach destination to their friends and family.”

The Yahoo ranking was just the latest in a string of national recognitions the Myrtle Beach area has received in 2013.

USA Today also recently selected Myrtle Beach as having one of the top 24 boardwalks for food in the U.S., while Samantha Brown, who is well known for her segments on The Travel Channel, ranked Myrtle Beach No. 1 on her personal list of Best Travel Spots.

Yahoo’s 2013 rankings are based on hotel-related searches. The top 10 travel destinations in order are:

  1. Las Vegas
  2. Myrtle Beach
  3. New Orleans
  4. Key West
  5. Atlantic City
  6. Virginia Beach
  7. Gatlinburg
  8. San Diego
  9. San Francisco
  10. Santa Barbara

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