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Del. Summer Tourism Season Expected to be Strong


DOVER, Del.– A long and snowy winter will mean brisk summer for business at Delaware’s beach resorts this year, making it more important than ever that visitors plan their vacations in ways that avoid the traffic, according to the state's annual summer travel forecast released Tuesday. 

“People are tired of the harsh winter. They’re ready for some sun, and in Delaware that means they’re ready for the beach,” said Linda Parkowski, director of the Delaware Tourism Office.

Anticipating the inevitable rise in summer traffic volume, Delaware Department of Transportation Secretary Shailen Bhatt urged travelers to plan with traffic issues in mind, such as traveling during off-peak times or taking alternate routes.

However, Bhatt advised travelers to be cautious of GPS recommendations, saying that the most direct routes are not always the quickest in heavy traffic, and knowing backup routes can be crucial when an accident slows traffic.

“Considering tourism is a $2.2 billion industry in Delaware, we want to make the travel experience here as pleasant as possible,” Levin said.

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