Category: Tourism

The Sussex County Council has approved a $1.5 million loan for the new sports complex in Georgetown projected to cost $4 million. The measure passed early last week by a vote of 3-2. The loan will go to the Sussex Sports Center Foundation, the newly-created entity handling construction. The sports complex will have eight grass fields…

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…

(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…