Category: Tourism

New Castle aviation operator banks on the corporate enthusiasm for flying

By Christi Milligan A man washing a late-model Mercedes Benz isn’t all that strange, unless it’s inside the soaring 15,000-foot space of an airport hangar at New Castle’s Wilmington Airport.  But at flyADVANCED, the aircraft management and charter services company owned by Regis de Ramel, the unexpected is … what he expects. “If you haven’t…

By Kathy Canavan Delaware casino operators give about 55 percent of their combined revenue to the state, horsemen and video lottery vendors under the current revenue-sharing agreement. They keep 45 percent. Pennsylvania operators pay 55 percent of slot revenue and 14 percent of table-games revenue. New Jersey casino operators pay 9.25 percent of gross revenues.…

State’s growing portion puts casinos in bind

By Kathy Canavan Delaware has a golden goose problem. The state collected $162.6 million from its three casinos in the fiscal year just ended, but the casinos say they can no longer attract gamblers if the state keeps taking more than 55 percent of their revenue off the top. Secretary of Finance Thomas J. Cook…

Travel and tourism experts estimate that the 2016 Democratic National Convention being hosted in Philadelphia will generate well over $200 million for the local economy.  Not to be outdone, the Pope’s visit will provide more than $400 million in financial impact to the region when the pontiff visits for the World Meeting of Families in…

Business, tourism initiatives transform itty-bitty Delaware City

By Sam Waltz Jewel of the Nile, it’s not. But Delaware’s own namesake municipality Delaware City is repositioning itself as a hub for tourism and business in northern Delaware. When Gov. Jack Markell snipped the ribbon June 9 to celebrate the remodeling and reopening of Crabby Dick’s with the city’s leaders, they were observing not…