Category: Tourism

A panel of impartial travel writers have selected the winners of the 2017 Southern Delaware Tourism Awards. The top four winners were announced at the Annual Southern Delaware Tourism Awards Luncheon in Rehoboth Beach on December 6. “This year’s voting was extremely close. All of this year’s nominees are very deserving of the award as they…

The Buccini/Pollin Group and the Philadelphia 76ers have partnered to create a 140,000-square-foot sports complex off Route 13 and Garasches Lane in Wilmington. The facility, called the Fieldhouse, will serve as the home to the Delaware 87ers, the Sixers’ NBA G League affiliate, starting next season. Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, the owner of the…

Kent County Tourism is on the upside of an identity crisis. In April, the bureau launched a new website and a general rebrand, and is reveling in an uptick in interest and visitors. With Kent County often designated as a NASCAR destination or simply called, “The Middle,” the tourism bureau employed a marketing agency to…

The Delaware 87ers have taken on the Franklin Group as its official marketing provider and exclusive sponsor of the team’s in-arena lounge. The Franklin Group Executive Lounge will host speaker series and celebrity guests during halftime, including Sixers President Chris Heck, Philadelphia Eagles legend Vince Papale, and Sixer broadcaster Marc Zumoff. “We look forward to…

The Wilmington & Brandywine Valley Travel Issue released its 2017-18 edition this week. The Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau published the 56-page guide highlighting lodging, retail and restaurants, meeting and event planners, and other attractions. This year’s guide includes: a timeline of Delaware history that serves as a guide to the area’s historic sites…

Downstate towns court multimillion-dollar travel sports market

By Jon Hurdle Special to Delaware Business Times Georgetown Mayor Bill West wants a place where local kids can play soccer, lacrosse and field hockey without driving long distances to compete, and which will boost the economy by attracting hundreds of their opponents from out of state. That’s why he’s backing a plan to build…

Since the Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau’s “Meet Me at Home” program started in February, only a couple of Delawareans have reached out to their business connections to bring national conventions back home. Tamara Thompson, acting city auditor for Wilmington, first heard of the program when she, coincidentally, phoned the visitors bureau for help…

(AP) — Organizers of a popular pumpkin-flinging competition in Delaware have canceled this year’s event following the filing of a federal lawsuit by a woman who was critically injured at last year’s event. The World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association said in online posts Wednesday that landowners who donate the use of their property for the…

The celebrated Budweiser Clydesdales will make appearances in Dewey Beach, Dover, Newark and Wilmington this week. The iconic horse team will strut through Dewey Beach tomorrow night at the town’s Great American Summer Celebration and Parade. The team will stage at Saulsbury Street at 5 p.m. Then they’ll head up to a pre-parade party at…