Delaware Tourism Office launches “Go-To Guide” to encourage safe travel

Go To Guide

The effort helps visitors prepare for a safe summer of discoveries

The Delaware Tourism Office (DTO) Wednesday launched the “Go-To Guide” in partnership with the state’s restaurants, hotels, and attractions in order to show visitors how to travel to Delaware safely.

The “Go-To Guide” outlines specific information on visiting Delaware – from guidelines for relaxing at the beaches to staying at a hotel to eating out at one of the state’s many delicious dining options.

DTO worked directly with the Division of Public Health on the guide and its central messaging, including:

  • Bring a face covering to wear in public.
  • Wash your hands early and often.
  • Keep six feet between you and anyone outside of your travel group.
  • If you’re sick, stay home. We’ll look forward to seeing you when you feel better.

View an animated safety video at https://youtu.be/W2a5pyF3Le8

The effort seeks to reinforce the importance of planning trips — even if just a day trip — ahead of time so travelers can be safe and prepared. This effort comes in advance of the 4th of July holiday, a popular time for travel to the state.

“We can all help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our state while enjoying Delaware’s favorite attractions if we follow public health guidance and act responsibly with a sense of community,” said Governor John Carney. “It’s important that visitors know what is required to protect Delaware’s hard-fought progress against this virus. Wear a face covering. Wash your hands. Practice social distancing. If you’re sick, stay home. Travel may look a little different this year, but if you plan ahead, you will still enjoy your visit to Delaware.”

In addition to the “Go-To Guide,” DTO staff will be on-call as “Discovery Advisors” for visitors looking for personalized travel suggestions. Tourists should go to www.visitdelaware.com/discoveryadvisors to share what they’re hoping to do while in Delaware, and the office’s experts will send back suggestions depending on what is open and available.

“With a bit of planning, including reaching out to a Discovery Advisor, you can absolutely have a summer to remember,” said Liz Keller, Delaware Tourism Director. “Discover an off-the-beaten-path attraction. Enjoy takeout from a favorite restaurant. You’ll get the most out of your getaway if you’re prepared and follow the health guidelines in place across the state.”

For additional details about the Go-To Guide and how to Summer Safely, visit: www.visitdelaware.com/gotoguide

The Delaware Tourism Office, 99 Kings Highway in Dover, part of the Delaware Division of Small Business, promotes tourism and economic growth in Delaware. For more information, visit the official Delaware Tourism website at www.visitdelaware.com, or call toll-free at (866) 284-7483.