Category: Tourism

Updated: Frontier Airlines to announce return to Delaware

NEW CASTLE – Frontier Airlines will announce the return of commercial flights from New Castle Airport this spring at a press event scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 28, according to Gov. John Carney’s published schedule for next week. The Delaware River and Bay Authority, which operates the airport under a long-term $1 per year lease with…

Neighbors cut into Delaware’s take from sports betting

Regional sports-betting competition from New Jersey and Pennsylvania cut into Delaware’s 2019 sales (the handle) and revenue (the hold) as the state continues to study the lucrative online betting market that the other two states have embraced. Delaware looks at betting results on a fiscal-year basis (July 1-June 30) but because Delaware was the first…

Frightland endeavors to scare leukemia out of existence

ST. GEORGES – One of the nation’s top haunted attractions welcomes tens of thousands of visitors annually, with part of the money they spend earmarked to support leukemia research in Delaware. With eight haunted attractions and a carnival-style playground, Frightland has been ranked in the Top 10 haunted attractions in the country by national media…

Downtown lighting and signage improvements in the works

Wilmington – More than a dozen community leaders came together Oct. 22 to consolidate their efforts to make it easier and safer for pedestrians and bikers to travel between downtown and the Riverfront. Organizers hope to add lighting under the Amtrak overpasses and refresh the paint; slow down the crossing times on MLK Boulevard; add…

Up, up, and away:  Delaware gets major push through American Airlines in-flight magazine

Delaware is about to lose its status as one of the country’s best-kept secrets.             The October issue of American Airlines’ in-flight magazine, American Way, hits seatbacks on Oct. 1, with a 16-page, 4,000-word special section on six topics with a range of local leaders extolling the virtues of the First State.             The magazine…

A lot more than basketball going on at new 76ers Fieldhouse in Wilmington

When the Delaware Blue Coats walked into the new 76ers Fieldhouse near the Wilmington Riverfront last January before their first game, the memories of practices, games and team events at a mix of locations around Delaware melted away. “We were nomads and wanted a building to call home,” said Blue Coats President Larry Meli. “There’s…

Wilmington Airport makes the case to recapture passenger flights

‘A matter of time’ before air service returns to Delaware In the past two decades, four airlines have come and gone from Wilmington Airport. Together, these airlines ran scheduled passenger air service for about four of the last 20 years. The mercurial nature of this service is hardly unique to Wilmington; dozens of cities of…

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…