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Saturday, October 17, 2020
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Delaware jobless rate falls to 8.2%

Delaware’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in September 2020 fell to  8.2 percent, down from 8.9 percent in August. A record-high  40,400 unemployed Delawareans in September 2020, more than double the  19,300 in September 2019. The US...
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Airline notes: Furloughs at American; Wilmington-Orlando flights still on Frontier site; Southwest adds resort...

Despite the ups and downs in the Covid-19 world, Frontier Airlines' nonstop service between Wilmington-New Castle remains on the Frontier Airlines reservations site -  at a champagne price. The three-day-a-week service is slated to launch...
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(From UD Lerner College) Getting ahead of the curve in Hospitality Analytics

Despite the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic this year, six students in the University of Delaware’s master of science in hospitality business management (HBM) program were among the first students to receive the...
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Stimulus checks, jobless benefits not reviving the hospitality sector

Good afternoon, Recent releases from the office of the Delaware State Treasurer and the Delaware Department of Labor contain some eyepopping numbers. So far, the combination of the stimulus checks and jobless benefits since the Covid-19...
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Sheraton South hotel heading to the auction block

The Covid-19  pandemic may have sent The 192-room  Sheraton South hotel to the auction block. The hotel, which remains open, is owned by Pennsylvania-based  HHM, formerly Hersha. An online auction is slated for Oct 26  to Oct...
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Dogfish Inn offers activity gear, info on outdoor activities in Coastal Sussex

The Dogfish Inn, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery’s canal-side hotel in Lewes rolled out the Off-Centered Gear Shed and Outdoor Activity Package. “Whether it’s biking, hiking, or stand-up paddleboarding, I spend time every day soaking in the...
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Meterless Monday nights in Rehoboth through mid-September

Rehoboth Beach commissioners approved extending free parking on Monday nights to draw local visitors into town. The coastal community has seen fewer visitors this summer, due to concerns over Covid-19.  The downturn has severely affected...
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State says no to fans in the stands for Dover’s NASCAR weekend

The State of Delaware has turned down plans that called for fans to attend NASCAR weekend races at Dover International Speedway. While the six races at The Monster Mile will move forward, state officials did...
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A low-key state fair

Good afternoon everyone, A masked-up low-key  Delaware State Fair gets underway Thursday. Gone are the flood of press releases and pitches on big-name (country and pop)  performers at the 10-day event that always battles heat, humidity, and thunderstorms. In...
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Dover Downs owner grows casino count as gaming giants merge

Good afternoon, A  big-time reshuffling of the casino business has been completed. Eldorado, a mid-sized casino company out of Reno, completed the acquisition of gaming giant Caesar in a $17 billion-plus deal. The surviving company is known...