Kent Tourism hosts travel writers

Kent County Tourism Corporation hosted a travel familiarization (FAM) tour of Delaware’s Quaint Villages recently. The touring group involved travel writers and professional group tour planners from all over the Mid-Atlantic and as far as Illinois, Boston and North Carolina.

The three-day FAM Tour kicked off with an opening reception at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino with track tours of the Dover International Speedway. 

On the second day, the group spent the day visiting Delaware’s Quaint Villages’ museums such as Air Mobility Command Museum, Johnson Victrola Museum, Harrington’s Railroad Museum, and Historic Belmont Hall to name a few. 

One of the highlights from the tour involved a one-of-kind farm to table dinner experience with samples of Delaware’s cuisines using locally fresh ingredients prepared by Chef Ludovic from La Baguette Bakery at Fifer Orchards. 

The tour wrapped up in the Village of Milford with a special welcome from Milford’s City Manager, Eric Norenberg where the group took in boutique shops and kayaked along the Mispillion River. 

Many local tourism businesses - Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, First State Heritage Park, Home2 Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn Dover Downtown and Hampton Inn - partnered with the CVB to provide lunches and accommodations for the tour.

FAM Tours are one of the many marketing tools that Kent County Tourism uses to sell the destination to potential visitors with the ultimate goal to increase tour bus business into the area.

 

 


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