Delaware Destination Development Program
Promoting your business in today's technology driven, ever-changing marketing world can be difficult. The Delaware Tourism Office's new Destination Development Program can help selected businesses and organizations narrow down ideas, define marketing goals, and implement strategies.
The Destination Development Program offers an incubator and workshop training program for the state's tourism industry. In an effort to assist with limited time, staffing and resources, this program will provide access to resources to empower small business owners and/or non-profit organizations to develop and promote tourism assets.
Please see below for an overview and application process for the services within the program.
Please note that a business or organization may apply to both but cannot be awarded both incubator and workshop training program services.
Applications are due on March 15, 2021. Announcement of selected participants will be March 29, 2021.
Destination Development Program - Business Incubator
The business incubator will provide a guided program of business development resources, marketing/branding experts, etc. The selected participants will receive direct services from a national travel and tourism marketing agency. After a period of strategic planning and training, organizations that participate in the incubator program will have the tools and resources to implement comprehensive marketing outreach to attract visitors and provide compelling experiences.
To view more information, application requirements and submit an application for the business incubator, please go to https://www.visitdelaware.com/industry/delaware-destination-development-program/business-incubator-services
Destination Development Program - Workshop Training
The workshop training will provide the tools and ongoing support for tourism professionals on how to develop and implement a robust communications and marketing strategy. The 6-month workshop series will feature a new topic each month and will be led by subject matter experts from a top marketing agency. The training also includes one-on-one follow-up sessions to expand upon that month's topic.
To view more information, application requirements and submit an application for the business incubator, please go to https://www.visitdelaware.com/industry/delaware-destination-development-program/workshop-training-program
If you have any questions on the Delaware Destination Development Program, please e-mail Visit.Delaware@delaware.gov.