FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2018
Marketing & Communications Manager
Kent County Tourism Corporation
(302) 734-4888 Ext. 104
Kent County Tourism, Greater Wilmington CVB, & Southern Delaware Tourism
Host Joint Luncheon for Delaware State Legislators
Dover, DE—Kent County Tourism, Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Southern Delaware Tourism hosted a joint luncheon for Delaware State Legislators in coordination with U.S. Travel Association’s National Travel and Tourism Week (May 6-12).
National Travel and Tourism Week is an annual tradition held across the U.S. travel community. The event was part of the 35th annual National Travel and Tourism Week, which unites communities across the country to celebrate what travel means to American jobs, economic growth and personal well-being.
The luncheon was held in the Tatnall Building next to Legislative Hall in Dover. Members of the Senate and the House of Representatives of Delaware Assembly attended the luncheon. Executive Directors from Kent County Tourism, Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau, Southern Delaware Tourism, and the State Tourism Office welcomed the legislators and thank them for their support. The luncheon overall was an opportunity where all three county Convention & Visitor Bureaus (CVB) worked together to help promote the value of tourism to not only each county, but to the state of Delaware as a whole. Each representative received information with 2016 Tourism Summary statistics from the State of Delaware Tourism Office along with facts and figures for each county’s CVB. In addition, there were several board members, staff and tourism partners on-hand to talk to State Representatives.
Following the luncheon, a delegation from the tourism bureaus paid a visit to the Governor’s Office where they met with Governor Carney.
Kent County Tourism Corporation (dba Delaware’s Quaint Villages) is the destination marketing organization for Kent County, Delaware and its incorporated cities and towns. As the primary programmatic arm for Kent County travel and tourism promotion, it leads the Kent County tourism industry to work together to generate visitor spending by developing and implementing comprehensive destination marketing programs. It is a self-governing private not-for-profit 501 © 6 corporation with a Board of Directors.