Category: Tourism

By Ken Mammarella Special to Delaware Business Times Delaware Route 1 is down to one traffic light on the 31-mile stretch between Dover Air Force Base and Nassau. The Delaware Department of Transportation is building overpasses at formerly busy intersections, smoothing out the popular beach route. The improvements are part of the agency’s Corridor Capacity…

  While it’s home to the state capital, Dover Air Force Base, Dover Downs International Speedway and Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, Kent County is also liberally laced with arts and cultural attractions, farmland and small towns with character. To reflect the diversity, Kent County Tourism Corporation in 2016 revealed a new brand identity: “Delaware’s…

Milford banks on Mispillion River for revitalization

By Christine Facciolo Special to Delaware Business eeTimes Rebirth is something Milford knows something about. Once a bustling shipyard town, the city seemed destined to suffer the fate of other communities that relied on old-school industries. Milford is looking to its past to secure its future. The Mispillion River, once home to six shipyards, became…

By KEN MAMMARELLA Special to Delaware Business Times Rehoboth Beach, Trap Pond State Park and Nemours Estate star in a new virtual tour promoting Delaware to out-of-state residents. The three-minute video, created for the Delaware Tourism Office, is available for immersive viewing at the Delaware Welcome Center Travel Plaza on I-95 10 a.m. to 2…

The Delaware Division of Small Business, Development & Tourism is launching a new marketing campaign called “Unlock the Block” in downtown Dover. The effort aims to find tenants for vacant commercial properties and promote Dover as a viable location for new businesses. State and local officials, including Gov. John Carney and Acting Director of the…

The Sussex County Council has approved a $1.5 million loan for the new sports complex in Georgetown projected to cost $4 million. The measure passed early last week by a vote of 3-2. The loan will go to the Sussex Sports Center Foundation, the newly-created entity handling construction. The sports complex will have eight grass fields…

A record nine million people visited Delaware in 2016. The visitors contributed $3.3 billion to the state’s gross product, according to data released this week from the Delaware Tourism Office. Most came from nearby metropolitan areas such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York and Washington D.C. for beaches, dining or tax-free shopping. “Tourism is a crucial…

Sussex County tourism industry evolves

By Pam George Special to Delaware Business Times Until recently, a guided tour in Sussex County primarily meant a kayak or stand-up paddleboard trip. Things have changed. While waterway tours remain popular, many now have a theme, from birds to brews to lighthouses. Meanwhile, several for-profit businesses offer guided land tours. Scott Thomas, executive director…

(AP) — Southern states that once fought to maintain racial segregation are now banding together to promote civil rights tourism at sites including the building where the Confederacy was born and the motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died. Fourteen states stretching from Kansas to Delaware, including all of the Deep South, are joining…