Category: Tourism

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…

Kent County Tourism Corporation today announced its 2018 Celebration of Tourism & Luncheon Award recipients. The event will be held on Friday, November 9th at the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino from 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. This year’s Luncheon will feature keynote speaker, Dave Raymond, from Raymond Entertainment Group & The Fun Department. He pioneered the…

Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. today reported results for the three months ended September 30, 2018. Gaming revenues increased 2.8% to $36,723,000 compared to $35,716,000 for the third quarter of 2017. Slot machine and table game win were both higher, and sports betting win improved as a result of recently expanded sports wagering in…

By Ken Mammarella Special to Delaware Business Times Delaware Route 1 is down to one traffic light on the 31-mile stretch between Dover Air Force Base and Nassau. The Delaware Department of Transportation is building overpasses at formerly busy intersections, smoothing out the popular beach route. The improvements are part of the agency’s Corridor Capacity…