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  Category: Delaware Tourism Office


Study: Delaware Tourism has another record-breaking year

Delaware Tourism Office | Department of State | Small Business | Date Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018

A record nine million people visited Delaware in 2016, marking increases in visitors, dollars spent in Delaware and an even greater impact on the state’s economy. Those visitors contributed $3.3 billion to Delaware’s gross domestic product in 2016, according to data released today from the Delaware Tourism Office. “Tourism is a crucial part of Delaware’s […]




Governor Carney Welcomes Firefly Music Festival to Delaware

Delaware Tourism Office | Governor John Carney | Kent County | New Castle County | Office of the Governor | Sussex County | The Economy | Date Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017

DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney released the following statement on Thursday, noting the economic benefits of the four-day Firefly Music Festival at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway. “Firefly brings tens of thousands of visitors to Delaware from every state and dozens of countries,” said Governor Carney. “Not only does the festival have an […]




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.







  Category: Delaware Tourism Office


Study: Delaware Tourism has another record-breaking year

Delaware Tourism Office | Department of State | Small Business | Date Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018

A record nine million people visited Delaware in 2016, marking increases in visitors, dollars spent in Delaware and an even greater impact on the state’s economy. Those visitors contributed $3.3 billion to Delaware’s gross domestic product in 2016, according to data released today from the Delaware Tourism Office. “Tourism is a crucial part of Delaware’s […]




Governor Carney Welcomes Firefly Music Festival to Delaware

Delaware Tourism Office | Governor John Carney | Kent County | New Castle County | Office of the Governor | Sussex County | The Economy | Date Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017

DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney released the following statement on Thursday, noting the economic benefits of the four-day Firefly Music Festival at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway. “Firefly brings tens of thousands of visitors to Delaware from every state and dozens of countries,” said Governor Carney. “Not only does the festival have an […]




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.