Southern Delaware Tourism held its 3rd Annual Tourism Partners Expo on Tuesday, April 17th at Nassau Valley Vineyards. The annual Expo is an opportunity for tourism-related businesses in Sussex County including outfitters, historical societies, attractions, event organizers, transportation providers, and tour companies to showcase their offerings to hospitality representatives of area accommodations providers so they, in turn, can share the information with their guests and visitors throughout the coming season.
The Expo also provided an opportunity for exhibitors to highlight new offerings, and it provides a venue for tourism partners to get creative – to network and brainstorm about ways of working together to provide new experiences for visitors and locals alike.
This year’s Expo featured nearly thirty exhibitors. Lana O’Hollaren, Southern Delaware Tourism’s Marketing Manager is pleased with the conversations and collaborations the expo encourages between tourism partners. “And, of course,” she says, “Our hotel partners discovered many new activities and experiences throughout Sussex County to share with their guests.”
“The Southern Delaware Tourism Partner Expo gets better every year,” says Jody Dengler, owner of Sun Otter Tours. “It gives us a chance to share what we do with the community. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to build friendships and partnerships with other local tourism businesses. The expo is the best way find out about all the exciting things happening in Southern Delaware. We love it!”
Southern Delaware Tourism supports and encourages the identification, development and promotion of sustainable, year-round tourism in Southern Delaware that contributes to economic growth and improves the quality of life. For more information www.VisitSouthernDelaware.com.
Cover: Captain Steve Cardano of Cape Water Tours and Taxi
#2 – Matt Carter, owner of Quest Adventures and Tyler Hudson, owner of Dewey Beach Surf Shop