Delaware Tourism launches “go-to-guide” to promote safe travel

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The Delaware Tourism Office (DTO) has launched a “Go-to-Guide” to encourage safe travel this summer. The DTO worked with Governor John Carney’s office and public health officials to launch the guide.

“To help provide travellers with a kind of ‘what to expect’ when they arrive here in Delaware; everything from making sure you pack the face covering and also some hand sanitizers and some extra travel ideas – like traveling around not during peak times to help with social distancing,” said Delaware Tourism Office director Liz Keller.

The guide was launched in part because of the number of calls they were fielding on a daily basis. “There are a lot of questions,” said Keller. “As Delawareans, we’re trying to understand what’s going on in our state. And then when you travel to another state, there may be a whole new set of rules and precautions.”

Keller says in addition to the “Go-to-Guide,” state tourism staff will be on-call as “Discovery Advisers” for visitors looking for personalized travel suggestions. 

The “Go-to-Guide” is available on the Delaware Tourism website along with an animated safety video.

Delaware’s is also called the “The First State” because it was the first of the thirteen original colonies to ratify the Constitution in 1787.

The state of Delaware may be small – only Rhode Island is smaller – but it packs a lot into a small space. Historic homes date from the mid-1600s, and three estates that you can tour chronicle the rising fortunes of one of America’s wealthiest industrialist families. One of these, Winterthur, is now America’s premier museum of decorative arts, and another outstanding collection is not far away, in Wilmington’s excellent Delaware Art Museum. The state’s tourist attractions are not all history and culture; some of the finest beaches on the Atlantic coast stretch almost the entire length of the Delaware coast.