Beach resorts ready to welcome summer visitors
By The Associated Press

Officials Delaware and Maryland beach towns are ready to usher in what they hope is a strong summer beach season.
The mayor of Ocean City, Md., says his town is ready for visitors, and that hotel bookings are on track to increase from last year. The beach is in good condition and the decking on the 2.5-mile-long boardwalk has been replaced after a two-year project.
In Delaware, officials are hoping Rehoboth's new status as one of Parents magazine's top 10 beach towns for families will attract more visitors.
The president of the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce says requests for area information in the first quarter of this year were up more than 20 percent compared with the same time last year.

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