Category: Tourism

By Kathy Canavan Delaware hotels are hustling to woo millennials — 83 million potential customers between the ages of 22 and 38 — with fresh interior design, technology upgrades and a savvier approach to social media. Drew Di Fonzo is a hotel manager who knows exactly what millennials want. He’s 29 himself. The Hyatt Place…

Middletown is getting a new golf course after 12-year wait

By Peter Osborne  The 12-year wait for tee time is almost over at a public golf course in Middletown with rolling, Scotland-like hills, eight different water features and stunning views. The Links at St. Anne’s, a Alan Liddicoat-designed course that’s been on the drawing board since 2006, will open with 12 holes by the end…

Outdoor music festivals have a reputation for high-end performances and low-end accommodations. Big-name acts often play to audiences fresh from mud-slicked campgrounds, porta potties and temporary showers. Firefly Music Festival outside Dover wants to change that experience. The three-day festival will invest $1 million in permanent bathrooms, a “Spruce Up Lounge” equipped with blow dryers, mirrors and…

Travel industry experts shared insights Tuesday about the digital travel landscape at a statewide tourism industry conference organized by the Delaware Tourism Office (DTO). Presenters offered suggestions on how the travel industry can use digital marketing tools, including TripAdvisor and Google My Business, to increase awareness. Secretary of State Jeff Bullock and Delaware Tourism Office…

Bowlero Corp, a global bowling entertainment company, has transformed AMF Price Lanes near Price’s Corner into a new restaurant and bowling alley. The brand’s Wilmington location will be the first Bowlero to open in Delaware. Located at 3215 Kirkwood Highway, the newly renovated, 45,000-square-foot-venue features 52 lanes of blacklight bowling, upgraded seating and high definition…

Five winners from among a nominee list of events, attractions, and organizations have been chosen by a panel of impartial travel writers to receive the 2018 Southern Delaware Tourism Awards. The awards were presented on December 6 at the Annual Southern Delaware Tourism Awards Luncheon held at The Clubhouse at Baywood in Millsboro, DE. Tourism…

(AP) — An $8 million soundstage will provide a home for touring bands, film crews and theater productions in Delaware. The News Journal reports Wilmington officials on Friday announced plans for the Pine Box, a 25,000-square-foot (2,320-sq. meter) soundstage that will be 95 feet (29 meters) tall and built on 10 acres (4 hectares) of…

Rebooted Kent Economic Partnership takes holistic approach to growth

By Jon Hurdle Special to Delaware Business Times Kent County’s business leaders are promoting economic development with a holistic approach based on the idea that businesses won’t thrive unless schools teach the skills they need and towns offer the quality of life that attracts and retains workers. That’s one of the principles behind the Kent…