Newark, Del. (October 19, 2011) – The Delaware Tourism Office unveiled the new 2012-2014 Official State of Delaware Travel Guide at the I-95 Delaware Welcome Center Travel Plaza.  The new, custom-designed Travel Guide highlights First State attractions, events, services, and resources and is chock full of photos and travel tips -- making it a handy point of reference for Delaware visitors.  Special features highlighted in the guide include a section on each of the First State’s three counties along with regional maps and local listings of attractions, events, activities, and itineraries as well as sections devoted to Delaware beaches; arts, culture, and history; tax-free shopping, dining, and leisure; trails and road trips; sports and gaming; and outdoor adventures.

DE Tourism Reveals New State Travel Guide_2“In addition to the website, the State Travel Guide is the most widely used marketing tool we draw on to promote the State of Delaware as a preferred travel destination,” stated Linda Parkowski, Director of Tourism, Delaware Tourism Office.  “The new Travel Guide is fresh and innovative, and will help travelers make informed decisions to make the most of their visits to Delaware.”

The new Delaware Travel Guide was published by Miles Media, an award-winning travel publishing company and highly regarded leader in destination marketing.  With 57 years of tourism publishing experience, Miles Media has won numerous national awards and is a two-time recipient of the Mercury Award for “Best State Travel Guide in the U.S.”

“There is tremendous opportunity for tourism industry growth in the First State,” stated Alan Levin, Director of the Delaware Economic Development Office.  “Tourism’s total contribution to Delaware’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reached $2.1 billion in total market value of goods and services produced by the State’s economy during fiscal year 2010.  This amounts to a 30 percent increase over 2007.  Without Tourism in the First State, each Delaware household would pay $114 more in taxes to maintain current levels of state and local taxes.”

The Delaware Tourism Office, 99 Kings Highway in Dover, Del., a division of the Delaware Economic Development Office, promotes tourism and economic growth in Delaware.  For more information, visit the official Delaware Tourism website at or call toll-free (866) 284-7483. 


Photo #1 - Andrea Evans (Miles Media), Linda Parkowski (Director of Tourism, Delaware Tourism Office), Alan Levin (Director, Delaware Economic Development Office).

Media Contact:
Tina Madanat
Tourism Marketing and Public Relations Manager
State of Delaware
302-672-6834 (office)
302-387-3180 (cell)