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Friday, December 18, 2020
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Travel notes: Fewer on road over holidays; Maryland travel restrictions; Frontier lightens up...

AAA Travel expects the majority of Americans to stay home this holiday season.   Delaware is expected to see a 27 percent  drop in holiday travel when compared to 2019, a bit lower than the national rate...
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Harvey, Hanna announces hotels in Lewes and Kent Narrows areas

Newport-based Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc. announced two new Hyatt branded hotels located in Lewes and Kent Narrows, MD. Hyatt House in Lewes recently broke ground near northbound Highway 1 and Marsh Road - south...
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What about tourism funding?

Good afternoon, In the past 24 hours, the most-read story is the announcement by New Castle County that it will share a large chunk of CARES Act revenue with the Start of Delaware. (See story above...
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Travel notes: American announces Covid-19 tests for domestic; flights; Southwest heading to...

American Airlines expanded its preflight testing coronavirus testing program for domestic travel from its hub at Philadelphia International Airport. American will provide access to LetsGetChecked for all domestic flights to states and territories with Covid-19...
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Philadelphia Airport to offer Covid-19 test that’s required for trips to some...

Jefferson Health, Ambulnz, and the Philadelphia International Airport announced a  Covid-19 testing program. Starting today, the program will operate from the Terminal E departures building. The Covid-19 testing program is designed for asymptomatic passengers flying out...
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Travel notes: Covid funds for tourism?; Amtrak’s cheap fare sale; Airlines continue to ...

As Delaware sees neighboring localities use coronavirus CARES Act money pumped into tourism promotion, the state and New Castle County have not gotten on board. The industry is ripe for such funding, given the state's...
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Travel notes: Will Amtrak Joe ride to the rescue?; The Max is back; Southwest...

With the presidential election victory of "Amtrak Joe" Biden, hopes are rising that rail travel will get a lifeline during the pandemic. It's not every president-elect who has a train station (Wilmington)  named in...
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Frontier Airlines confirms February start for nonstop service to Orlando

Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines has formally confirmed it will offer nonstop flights from New Castle Airport (ILG) to Orlando International Airport (MCO) will begin Feb. 11. The three-day-a-week service has been on the website for...
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BMW Championship coming to Wilmington Country Club in 2022

PGA Tour, Western Golf Association, and Wilmington Country Club officials announced the 2022 BMW Championship is coming to the South Course at Wilmington Country Club, Greenville. While official dates have not been announced, the event...
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Investing in the great outdoors

Good afternoon, As the top story in our daily newsletter notes, a key component of the state's tourism economy is outdoor recreation. The Chesapeake Bay Conservancy, citing data from a recently released federal report,  noted that...