Category: Tourism

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…

It’s been more than two years since the Delaware Tourism Office launched its new brand, “Endless Discoveries.” What’s been the feedback, and how has it contributed to the growth of tourism in Delaware?   The Endless Discoveries brand has most definitely been working. In September, FutureBrand, a mega-brand consulting firm, released a study that said…

By Michael Bradley Special to Delaware Business Times On a normal late-spring Saturday, Chelsea Tavern’s patio is a comfortable place to enjoy brunch or other refreshments. Patrons gather for casual dining and a comfortable weekend repast. And no fighting. That behavior is reserved for the May weekend, when the Wilmington Grand Prix cranks to life,…

An 11-member working group appointed by Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki delivered its first report on the future of Baynard Stadium. The sports stadium, located on West 18th Street in Brandywine Park, has stood for nearly a century as a landmark in the community. Mayor Purzycki tasked the group with coming up recommendations on how to bring new…

Ups and downs par for the course for golf industry

By Jim Finnegan Special to Delaware Business Times While the golf industry (both nationally and here in Delaware) continues to show signs it may have weathered the economic storm that rolled in around 2007, the landscape looks a lot different now than over a decade ago — when Tiger’s star illuminated the sport, and new…

Freeman sets the stage for summer entertainment

10-year-old venue has grown into major mecca for performing arts at the beach By Pam George Special to Delaware Business Times You’d expect to see comedian Jay Leno, The O’Jays, Ben Harper, Chicago and Blues Traveler in Philadelphia. It would be a coup to catch even a few of these acts at the Grand Opera…

The DE Turf Sports Complex, located in Milford, held its official ribbon cutting over the weekend. The ceremony capped off an eight-year effort to bring a major sports tourism destination to Delaware. The venue is the largest of its kind in the mid-Atlantic. “We saw a need for a sports tourism destination in Delaware,” said Bill…

The Delaware Tourism Office and Delaware State Parks have partnered with GeoSwap, a location-based app created by University of Delaware students, to help brand popular Delaware destinations and events. The app allows users to share information about places and events happening around them through an interactive map. It also encourages storytelling and placemaking through features…

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchisees can now easily market their residential listings to wealthy Chinese buyers through an agreement with Juwai.com. Juwai.com, a China-based international property portal, attracts roughly two million visitors per month. It is one of the world’s most popular property portals, which include other online property database sites such as Trulia and Zillow. “The…