April 19, 2018
Marketing and Communications Manager
Budget Travel Names Dover As One of The Top Twelve “Best Budget Northeast Destinations in America for 2018”
Dover, DE–Delaware’s Quaint Villages, a unique group of villages located in Kent County, Delaware including the state capital, is proud to announce that Dover was named as one of the top twelve “Best Budget Destinations in American 2018, Part 1: The Northeast” by BudgetTravel.com, a multi-platform media brand that inspires savvy travelers to see more for less.
Budget Travel’s article mentions how Dover is recognized as a destination that embraces history, welcomes all types of travelers including families and couples, provides upscale comfort foods, a lively Amish country-side, and affordable lodging. In addition, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, NASCAR, Firefly Music Festival, First State Heritage Park, Restaurant 55, and Kent County Tourism’s very own festival, Delaware Wine & Beer Festival were mentioned in the article.
“Since the launch of our branding (Delaware’s Quaint Villages), both Kent County and the City of Dover have reached a larger, broader audience on a national media level,” said Wendie Vestfall, President of Kent County Tourism Corporation. “As a result of our marketing campaign and media exposure, we’re currently seeing a 2.6% increase in occupancy and 3% increase in room revenues for the comparable period. Not to mention, the timing is perfect since we’re only a couple of weekends away from celebrating Dover’s biggest weekend with history and heritage at the 85th Annual Dover Days Festival on May 5 and NASCAR Spring Races at Dover International Speedway May 4-6.”
About Delaware’s Quaint Villages and Kent County Tourism Corporation
Delaware’s Quaint Villages is a unique group of villages located in Kent County, Delaware with diverse adventure, historical and culinary activities. To learn more about this destination, visit www.visitdelawarevillages.com, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @VillagesDE and on Facebook facebook.com/VillagesDE.
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 Country travel and tourism promotion, it leads the Kent County tourism industry to work together to generate visitor spending by developing and implementing a comprehensive destination marketing program. It is a self-governing private not-for-profit 501 C 6 corporation with a Board of Directors.