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Southern Delaware Tourism kicks off meetings and retreats incentive

Cape Gazette of Lewes, Delaware

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This spring, Southern Delaware Tourism is offering regional businesses and organizations a $300 for 30 incentive to "meet stress free in a place that's tax free" by holding their corporate meetings and retreats in Sussex County venues.

Businesses or groups that book 30 or more hotel room nights for a single event and contract with a hotel between April 1 and June 30 this year will receive a $300 rebate from Southern Delaware Tourism upon proof of payment at time of stay. Qualifying events may take place at any time as long as a hotel contract is signed by June 30.

Southern Delaware is an ideal "nearby-faraway" destination for small-to mid-sized meetings, retreats, conferences, and reunions thanks to its convenient location just a short drive from Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

Advertisements for the incentive highlight the area's quality accommodations; five-star beaches, bays, and waterways; rich maritime history; tax-free shopping; and dining, entertainment, and meeting space. Southern Delaware Tourism is highlighting the many diverse team-building activities and group outing options available in Sussex County as well.

To kick off the incentive, the Southern Delaware Tourism office recently hosted business expos at the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce office in

Wilmington and at the Clarion Hotel in New Castle, which were attended by representatives from companies and organizations in the Greater Wilmington area.

They had the opportunity to meet and talk with local partners including the Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center and the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Rehoboth Beach, the Bethany Beach Ocean Suites, the Seaford Historical Society representing The Ross Mansion and Plantation, the Sleep Inn and Suites in

Lewes, and the Hyatt Place in Dewey Beach. Partners also generously contributed door prizes including overnight stays, meals, and more.

"This incentive is designed to reinforce and add to the advantages of groups traveling to and meeting in Sussex County," says Scott Thomas, executive director of Southern Delaware Tourism.

For information, contact Southern Delaware Tourism at 302-856-1818 or go to

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Original Publication Date: April 15, 2016

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