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  Category: Delaware Tourism Office


Governor’s Weekly Message: Celebrating Delaware’s Thriving Tourism Economy

Delaware Tourism Office | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Friday, November 18, 2016

Wilmington, DE – In a guest weekly message, Delaware Tourism Director Linda Parkowski highlights Delaware’s appeal as a welcoming destination for visitors and shares the impact of Delaware’s significant, and growing, tourism sector on employment and economic growth.




Delaware moves from 10th to 5th among Bicycle Friendly States

Delaware Tourism Office | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Department of Transportation | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013

In honor of National Bike Month, the League of American Bicyclists today released its latest Bicycle Friendly States ranking. In the sixth annual assessment, Delaware achieved a fifth place ranking nationally, while placing number one in the northeastern United States.




Philadelphia 76ers Acquire NBA D-League Franchise; Relocate it to Delaware and Name it the Delaware 87ers

Delaware Tourism Office | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Philadelphia 76ers announced they have completed the purchase of the operating rights for a team to compete in the 17-team National Basketball Association Development League. The Philadelphia 76ers’ new NBA D-League franchise will relocate to Delaware and commence play this coming autumn for the 2013-14 NBA D-League season, which runs from November through April.




Score one for Kent County – sports complex funding gains approval

Delaware Tourism Office | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2012

After three years of meetings and debate, Kent County will be home to a sports complex boasting an indoor facility and 15 fields – including a championship lit turf field – thanks to more than $3.2 million in state funding.




Firefly Music Festival set to make Delaware’s economy glow

Delaware Tourism Office | News | Date Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2012

A crew from the Delaware Tourism Office toured the site of the Firefly Music Festival Thursday, and what they saw was jaw-dropping – an area near Dover International Speedway that was trees and grass is now fitted with vendor tents, staging areas, gravel roads, hammock stations, portable restrooms and an entrance with a huge sign that reads “Firefly.”







  Category: Delaware Tourism Office


Governor’s Weekly Message: Celebrating Delaware’s Thriving Tourism Economy

Delaware Tourism Office | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Friday, November 18, 2016

Wilmington, DE – In a guest weekly message, Delaware Tourism Director Linda Parkowski highlights Delaware’s appeal as a welcoming destination for visitors and shares the impact of Delaware’s significant, and growing, tourism sector on employment and economic growth.




Delaware moves from 10th to 5th among Bicycle Friendly States

Delaware Tourism Office | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Department of Transportation | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013

In honor of National Bike Month, the League of American Bicyclists today released its latest Bicycle Friendly States ranking. In the sixth annual assessment, Delaware achieved a fifth place ranking nationally, while placing number one in the northeastern United States.




Philadelphia 76ers Acquire NBA D-League Franchise; Relocate it to Delaware and Name it the Delaware 87ers

Delaware Tourism Office | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Philadelphia 76ers announced they have completed the purchase of the operating rights for a team to compete in the 17-team National Basketball Association Development League. The Philadelphia 76ers’ new NBA D-League franchise will relocate to Delaware and commence play this coming autumn for the 2013-14 NBA D-League season, which runs from November through April.




Score one for Kent County – sports complex funding gains approval

Delaware Tourism Office | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2012

After three years of meetings and debate, Kent County will be home to a sports complex boasting an indoor facility and 15 fields – including a championship lit turf field – thanks to more than $3.2 million in state funding.




Firefly Music Festival set to make Delaware’s economy glow

Delaware Tourism Office | News | Date Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2012

A crew from the Delaware Tourism Office toured the site of the Firefly Music Festival Thursday, and what they saw was jaw-dropping – an area near Dover International Speedway that was trees and grass is now fitted with vendor tents, staging areas, gravel roads, hammock stations, portable restrooms and an entrance with a huge sign that reads “Firefly.”