Huntington — Flight and travel packages are available to Myrtle Beach to see the UConn Huskies play with the Marshall Thundering herd at the Marshall Beach Bowl.
The match is scheduled for Monday, December 19th.
Huntington Tri-State Airport director Brent Brown said he requested flights for the bowl games earlier this week.
“Myrtle Beach is a seasonal route for us and it only runs during the summer, but we requested flights and are waiting to hear from Allegiant,” Brown said. I think we’re working internally to see if we can make it work.”
Those who want to fly from the airport to Myrtle Beach can take American Airlines connecting from Huntington in Charlotte, North Carolina, to Myrtle Beach, Brown said. If you book these flights online, departing on Saturday, December 17th and returning on Monday, December 19th, they start at $526 per traveler.
Independent travel agencies in the area also offer travel packages, such as Brooke Lunsford, South West Virginia sales manager for Florida-based Bluegreen Vacations Unlimited’s Boca Raton.
“We are also calling Allegiant to see if we can partner with them to offer the entire travel package,” said Lunsford. “We requested 200 seats for him, which was a little more than they could afford.”
Lunsford said his company has partnerships with Cabela’s and Choice Hotels.
“So, for $199 we have a package for three nights and four days,” he said. “Pay by phone or credit card at the store and he’ll give you his $50 Cabela’s card, ready to go. Sleeps up to 4 adults but features 2 queen beds and drawers.”
Part of the deal also included two hours to view the timeshare resort’s Sea Glass Tower, Lansford said.
“At check-in, we will allow two hours to guide you through the resort,” he said. “If you like it, buy it. If you don’t, I’ll thank you and leave. I’ll give you $150 to do this.”
There is also an upgrade to a resort that can accommodate up to eight people for $699, Lunsford said.
“Both contracts are 11 miles from the stadium.
Call Lunsford at 304-638-6563. Megan Edmonds, 304-544-4952. For more information, please contact Brandon Ball at 606-625-2458.
The game will take place at Brooks Stadium on the campus of Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina.
Karen Riordan, President and CEO of Visit Myrtle Beach, says there are many things fans can do while in town.
“We know teams and fans in town to watch the game will appreciate all the activities the destination has to offer at this time of year, especially the numerous holiday events, festive light displays and theatrical performances. she said.
Marlane White, communications manager for the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau, said: “As you can imagine, Winter Wonderland is just one of many holiday activities we do.”
Fred Pace is a business reporter for The Herald-Dispatch. Follow him on Facebook.com/FredPaceHD and his Twitter @FredPaceHD.