Kent tourism officials report full slate of activities on tap

DOVER — After snow canceled last month’s Kent County Tourism Talk, there was plenty to cover at Tuesday’s gathering. Before touring the host Delaware State Police Museum with new Executive Director Peggy L. Anderson taking the lead, the 30 or so attendees got a leadership search update, learned of proactive marketing pushes, big weekends ahead […]

Inaugural Ladybug Festival in Milford wins Southern Delaware Tourism’s 2018 best new event award

The Ladybug Music Festival – Milford, coordinated by Downtown Milford, Inc. (DMI) and Gable Music Ventures in Wilmington, received the Southern Delaware Tourism’s 2018 best new event award. The award was one of four presented at the organization’s Tourism Awards Luncheon on Thursday, December 6. “We’re honored and humbled to be recognized for our work […]

COMMENTARY: Tourism in Kent County is worth touting

The late Jack Peterman once said, “If Kent County is not the best county in Delaware, we’re right next to it.” Some may feel that Kent County has less to offer than the counties to our north and south, but sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees. Many statistics about the value of […]

BEST BETS: Michael Jr. takes comedy to church

If you’ve been told it’s impolite to laugh in church, you may be convinced otherwise as standup comedian Michael Jr. brings his family-friendly act to Calvary Church in Dover Saturday night. Covering such topics wide-ranging as the pressures of being Jesus’ younger brother and those who have been religiously oversaved to the mall and growing […]

Kent County Tourism award winners honored

DOVER — With its newest vehicle for powering tourism parked right inside the room, Kent County Tourism awarded its top volunteers and partners in promoting “Delaware’s Quaint Villages” on Thursday during the annual Celebration of Tourism Luncheon and Awards. Longtime hotel executive Cindy Price was named the nonprofit group’s Tourism Person of the Year for […]

‘Villager’ puts Kent tourism on the road

DOVER — Kent County’s new mobile visitor center just rolled into town. “The Villager,” as the vehicle is called, made its debut in a ribbon-cutting appearance at the Air Mobility Command Museum in Dover. Its name is tied into the branding initiative “Delaware’s Quaint Villages” that the bureau debuted last Fall. Wendie Vestfall, executive director […]

Tapping ‘Delaware on Tap’

WILMINGTON — In honor of National American Beer Day on Friday, the Delaware Tourism Office (Visit Delaware) unveiled Delaware on Tap, the new smartphone application version of the state’s Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail. According to the tourism agency, the app is available for free download in the App Store and from Google Play. The […]

State wants tourism migrating to Bombay Hook refuge

  SMYRNA — In eastern Kent County, along the coast of the Delaware Bay, sit 16,000 acres of protected land home to many species of birds, reptiles and mammals. On a cloudy and humid September day, shorebirds looked for food in the mud, while herons and egrets stood still along the shores and two eagles […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Delaware’s answer to achieving a balanced budget

The answer to Delaware’s budget issues is elasticity. In economics there is a principle of the “elasticity of demand”. Very simply stated it is a calculation that says at what price will more people buy and at what price will less people (or zero people) buy. Last Sunday I tried to travel from my house […]

Southern Delaware Tourism, chambers cry foul over proposed funding cut

  SUSSEX COUNTY — In reaction to proposed spending cuts to reduce the state’s projected $380 million shortfall, tourism officials in southern Delaware are readying for a fight to preserve their funding. “We are fighting to state our case to our legislators, the Joint Finance Committee and powers that be that we understand the state […]