Category: Tourism

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…

Wallet Hub ranked Philadelphia as the eighth best city for football fans in the U.S. Newark, Delaware cracked the top 100. The personal finance website and frequent researcher scored more than 240 cities based on fan engagement, NFL Championship wins, stadium capacity, and a slew of other factors. The study considered both NFL teams and…

(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…

InsureMyTrip.com, a Rhode Island-based travel agency, researched the top international travel destinations state by state. The Caribbean is the favorite vacation travel spot for Delawareans. Other popular locations for Delaware travellers are the United Kingdom, Spain, Mexico and Bermuda. The agency determined the data by reviewing all travel insurance purchases from the past year.

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…