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The March Maryland Tourism Monitor is Here

The latest Maryland Tourism Monitor shows continuing gains from OTD’s outreach efforts. Print and broadcast leads for Fiscal Year 2017 are outperforming 2016 with broadcast leads showing 24.7 percent growth, and web travel kit requests increasing 27.2 percent. Traffic to OTD websites has seen an increase of nearly 47 percent, with unique traffic to VisitMaryland.org generating more  Read the Rest…

WONDER WOMAN Comes to Six Flags America With Exciting New Ride

As Wonder Woman smashes records at the box office, Six Flags America has created a new way to celebrate the Amazonian princess with the WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth thrill ride. The high-tech swing hurdles its riders at speeds up to 40 miles per hour while suspended from a 24-story tower. WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth  Read the Rest…

Salisbury Announces National Folk Festival for 2018

On June 5, Salisbury Mayor Jake Day announced that the city will be hosting the National Folk Festival from 2018-2020. Salisbury was selected by the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) from a field of 34 cities across the nation and will be the 29th city to host the prestigious event since its inception  Read the Rest…

MSAC Recognizes Wheaton A&E District with Outstanding Achievement Award During Annual Meeting

On June 5, MSAC hosted its 10th Arts & Entertainment Districts Program Annual Meeting in Berlin, gathering arts supporters including Berlin Mayor William “Gee” Williams, III; Julie Madden, Interim Executive Director, MSAC; Steven Skerrit-Davis, A&E Districts Program Director, MSAC; and A&E district managers from across the state, as well as representatives from the National Endowment  Read the Rest…

Maryland Welcomes Korean Tourism Delegation with IPW Event

On Monday, June 5, First Lady Yumi Hogan, Assistant Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ben Wu, and Liz Fitzsimmons, Managing Director, TFA, welcomed a delegation of Korean tourism officials and tour operators to an event in Bethesda highlighting the benefits of Maryland travel. Speakers focused on Maryland’s welcoming tourism environment, important cultural aspects, and diverse, four-seasons  Read the Rest…

Maryland Welcome Centers Celebrate Tourism Week

Maryland’s official Welcome Centers invited local businesses, attractions and community groups to join them during National Tourism Week for a travel information workshop, and dozens of partner organizations joined in for the event. “This was the best year we’ve had so far,” said Jennifer Jones, Customer Contact Programs Manager, OTD. “It was a diverse group  Read the Rest…

USA Cycling Selects Hagerstown and Washington County for Championships

  USA Cycling has announced that the 2018 and 2019 Amateur Road National Championships will be held in Hagerstown and Washington County. Scheduled for July 26-29, 2018, the National Championships are expected to bring more than 700 riders and thousands of spectators to Washington County for the multi-day event. “The cooperation of local cycling clubs,  Read the Rest…

Cambridge Hosts National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Conference

Marci Ross, Assistant Director for Tourism Development, OTD, co-presented a workshop at the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Conference, which was held in Maryland for the first time. Ross and Sara Capen, Executive Director, Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, discussed Underground Railroad heritage tourism in Maryland and New York. By holding the event in  Read the Rest…

Maryland Baseball & Brew Scorecard Launched

Comptroller Franchot; Ben Wu, Assistant Secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce; Joseph Bartenfelder, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Agriculture; and industry partners gathered at Peabody Heights Brewery in Baltimore to introduce the Maryland Baseball & Brew Scorecard. Baseball & Brew is a partnership between the Brewers Association of Maryland; the Maryland Comptroller’s Office; and OTD  Read the Rest…