FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 23, 2017
Marketing and Communications Manager
Kent County Tourism Corporation
Kent County Tourism Corporation Unveils Mobile Visitor Center in Partnership with Chesapeake Utilities to Help Grow Tourism
Dover, DE--Kent County Tourism will unveil a brand new Mobile Visitor Center in partnership with Chesapeake Utilities on Friday, October 27th at 9:30am at the Air Mobility Command Museum. The goal of the center is to generate more economic impact by increasing the number of visitors to local attractions, restaurants and retail establishments in Kent County while being environmentally friendly. The new mobile visitor center will be called “The Villager”. The name is tied into the branding initiative “Delaware’s Quaint Villages “the bureau debuted last Fall.
“The mobile visitor center can a travel to the various cities and towns during peak times, which enables us to provide better service to the areas we promote and proactively engage with locals and visitors on what to do in Kent County”, said Wendie Vestfall, President Kent County Tourism. “It will allow us to assist with making tour arrangements, recommendations on attractions and dining and more for large groups that will be attending DE Turf tournaments, Firefly, NASCAR races and various meetings at hotels and attractions. We are excited that Chesapeake Utilities shares our vision for growing tourism within Kent County. They are truly a great partner for the area when it comes to economic development and environmental awareness.”
The mobile visitor center is a 250 Ford-Transit that has been converted and is equipped to run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) from Chesapeake Utilities with gasoline as back up. When the mobile visitor center is running on CNG, it will help minimize the center’s environmental footprint. A wide variety of vehicles, like the mobile visitor center, can easily be converted to run on natural gas. Since the mobile visitor center is an environmentally-friendly vehicle, it goes hand-in-hand with environmental awareness and stewardship in Kent County. Natural Gas Vehicles help cut tail-pipe emissions, making the air cleaner for the people who live in and the tourists who visit the area.
“Chesapeake Utilities is proud to support responsible growth and imaginative promotion of tourism in our region”, said Aleida Socarras, Vice President of Chesapeake Utilities. “The mobile visitor center does that by inviting people to all the wonderful quaint villages of Kent County, while being fueled by environmentally-friendly, domestic natural gas.”
For more information about Delaware’s Quaint Villages and the mobile visitor center, visit www.VisitDelawareVillages.com or for more information about Chesapeake Utilities and CNG fuel, visit www.chpkgas.com
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.
Chesapeake Utilities is an energy company engaged in natural gas distribution. The company safely delivers natural gas to over 75,000 customers on the Delmarva Peninsula and is proud to be an active member of the communities where we serve. More information about Chesapeake Utilities is available at www.chpkgas.com.