Category: Tourism

The Kent County Tourism Corporation has announced the hiring of casino industry veteran Pete Bradley as the organization’s new president. Bradley had previously served on the board of directors and more recently as interim president. He started officially in his new role as of Monday, August 12. “I am thrilled to start my new position…

The Delaware Blue Coats, NBA G League Affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers is holding three open tryouts for the upcoming 2019-20 season. “Open tryouts are a real opportunity to make a dream come true,” said Blue Coats General Manager Matt Lilly. “These events are an important part of our talent evaluation each year and we’re…

Salon and Spa sector at the beach morphs into year-round business

By Kim Hoey Contributing Writer Holly Klein is always hiring. On Saturdays, Klein, the general manager of the Rehoboth Beach Massage Envy franchise on Coastal Highway, says she could have 11 massage rooms booked from opening at 9 a.m. to closing at 6 p.m., if she had the staff. Down the road in Lewes, at…

Southern Delaware Tourism (SDT) and Sussex County Economic Development have teamed up to create a new kind of visitors guide that combines tourism and business-friendly details. The idea behind the new concept is that tourism and business attraction exist on the same spectrum. “It starts with a visit” has become a catchphrase among the county’s…

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…