Mispillion River Brewing mural part of statewide tourism initiative

MILFORD — The Mispillion River has been re-imagined as a stream of Mispillion River Brewing-branded beer flowing from an open tap in a new mural painted on the side of the company’s factory and taproom. On Tuesday afternoon, Lewes-based painter Michael Johnson debuted the mural in conjunction with the Delaware Tourism Office, which commissioned eight […]

Tourism leaders seek fewer limits on visitors

REHOBOTH BEACH — With social distancing and out-of-state travel restrictions still in effect, localized reopening of southern Delaware beaches and boardwalks arrived Friday — the first step in tourism’s hopeful leap from the shackles of COVID-19. Beaches in Rehoboth Beach opened for exercising and dog-walking, Bethany Beach’s boardwalk and beach opened to pedestrians and Delaware […]

Letter to the Editor: Chamber wants leisure in-state travel added to Delaware Phase 1 reopening

This letter was also sent to Gov. John Carney. On behalf of the Rehoboth Beach – Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, and its Board of Directors, I am writing this letter to ask for your consideration to allow for leisure in‐state travel along with transient business travel in Phase 1 of your reopening plan. This […]

Letter to the Editor: Skipjack Wind Farm is a win for Delaware

In recent published opinion piece “We must protect tourism from offshore wind” opponents of clean energy are making baseless predictions that are long on fear and short on facts. A simple review of the facts from independent sources shows that wind energy projects in operation are not a threat to nearby home sale prices. The […]

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 […]