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Friday, January 10, 2020

The Airbnb tax mystery

Good afternoon, One of the enduring mysteries in the effort to  grab  lodging  tax revenues is the absence of any effort to tap short term rental revenues from Airbnb and other apps. Local governments moved aggressively...

Airlines serving Philly, Baltimore adding service to Latin America

  Low-fare carriers  Frontier  and  Spirit  are adding service to  Puerto Rico and Central America. Frontier is establishing a crew base in Miami that will serve as a launchpad for expanded service. Beginning in late April,  Frontier...

Class-action suit filed after Wawa reports malware capable of capturing credit, debt card numbers

A class-action lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia after Wawa Inc. reported a data breach at its stores. Wawa reported that the company found malware on its computer system that was...

Delaware on Tap mobile app adds four new breweries

Four new craft breweries have been added to the  Delaware  on Tap mobile app. The additions bring the number of craft breweries, wineries, cideries and meaderies included on Delaware on Tap to 36. Also added are...

Georgetown Microtel Hotel of Year honor from Wyndham brand

  Microtel Inn & Suites in Georgetown  has been honored as “Hotel of the Year 2018-2019”, the same award this hotel earned in 2015-2016.  Microtel has  320 properties, 90 of which ranked in the “Best...

Guest view: Local government adds lodging tax, ignores Airbnb and pockets the...

(The following guest column is from the  Delaware Hotel and Lodging Association. Your comments are welcome. Simply hit reply to this newsletter and type out your thoughts) Sadly, the governments all areas of Delaware have...

Green Room to return as a French restaurant after January closing and refresh

The Hotel  duPont's  Green Room restaurant will host its last day of service on January 1, 2020, prior to what is termed as a  "reconceptualization." In its place will be "an entirely new French restaurant,"...

Lighthouse Cove opens new public Baywalk in Dewey

The Lighthouse Cove Development Company announced that  public amenities constructed as part of its ongoing mixed-use Lighthouse Cove redevelopment in Dewey Beach are now open to the public. The amenities include a first-ever ADA-compliant public...

It’s Alive: Zombie Fest marching to Dewey after snub from Milton

The Milton Zombie Fest will rise from the dead and head to the beach next month. On Monday morning, Milton Theatre announced the event will move to Dewey Beach. The popular pre-Halloween fund-raiser for the town...

Ribbon cutting slated for Botanic Gardens in Dagsboro area

On Thursday at 1 p.m.,  Delaware Botanic Gardens and the Bethany–Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will conduct the gardens’ grand opening ribbon cutting. The event is open to the public with the gardens open until...