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OTD is Producing Promotional Video Content You Can Share

OTD has been releasing a wave of new video content to its YouTube channel, with lots more on the way, and we encourage you to share our videos to promote your destination, business or attraction. The videos are divided into three main categories: short 30-45 second “sizzle” videos geared to social media; longer-form Maryland Scenic  Read the Rest…

Take the ‘Maryland Strong’ Back to Business Pledge

Make sure you’re doing your part to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and let your customers know you are doing everything possible to safely reopen by taking the ‘Maryland Strong’ Back to Business Pledge. The pledge involves these five simple steps: Create an environment that allows for physical distancing between individuals (6 feet is recommended) to  Read the Rest…

CBS This Morning Tours Mallows Bay

Christina Ruffini of CBS This Morning joined Joel Dunn, President of the Chesapeake Conservancy and Susan Langley, Maryland State Underwater Archeologist, for a tour of Mallows Bay National Marine Sanctuary on the Potomac River. Considered one of the top kayaking destinations in the world, and the largest collection of so-called “Ghost Ships” in the Western Hemisphere, Mallows  Read the Rest…

OTD Is Here to Help, Make Sure You’re Taking Advantage

Right now, everyone can use a little help, and we want to remind you that OTD is here for you. Make sure you’re taking advantage of all of the ways OTD can get your message out by listing your business, promoting your events, and including you in any of our special promotions that fit your  Read the Rest…

Please Take A Moment to Complete this Business Opening Status Survey

As Maryland entered Phase 2 of “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,” Governor Hogan has permitted additional industries and activities to resume. The Maryland Office of Tourism would like to know if your business is open or remains closed. Your answers will help us promote your business, inform visitors, and provide accurate information to the public and  Read the Rest…

Maryland is Getting Back to Business, Find the Latest Info Here

As Maryland continues to follow Governor Larry Hogan’s “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery Plan,” the state proceeded with Stage Two, per executive order, on June 12 with additional openings including indoor entertainment options set for June 19. For the latest info on what’s open and guidelines for safely reopening, click the button below to Maryland’s  Read the Rest…

OTD Producing New Social Media-Friendly Videos

With an eye towards social media promotion, OTD has begun producing short, lively videos focusing on Maryland’s Scenic Byways and specific, targeted areas of interest like Maryland’s culinary offerings and the Chesapeake Bay. The first three videos are up and available for sharing now. Feel free to share Maryland Scenic Byways Lower Susquehanna, Historic National  Read the Rest…

OTD’s Leslie Troy Takes Part in Towson University Maryland Tourism Industry Panel

Leslie Troy, Communications Manager, OTD, took part in a Towson University-sponsored online panel discussing the effects of COVID-19 on the tourism industry in Maryland. Troy was joined by Kelly Groff, Economic Development Assistant, Baltimore County Department of Economic Development; Marjorie Hampson, Manager of Tourism, Baltimore County Tourism & Cultural Arts; Susan Jones, Executive Director, Ocean  Read the Rest…