Myrtle Beach tourism tax brings in more than expected

Numbers released by the City of Myrtle Beach show the tourism tax is bringing in 32 percent more money than expected.

The latest quarterly earnings total $4.8 million.

Since the one-cent-per-dollar sales tax went into effect in August 2009, the city has collected more than $14 million.

Most of the money goes to the Chamber of Commerce for out-of-market tourism promotion.