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Maryland Fleet Week & Air Show Baltimore Wraps Up

The second biennial Maryland Fleet Week & Air Show Baltimore attracted thousands of visitors to sites around the Inner Harbor, Canton, Locust Point, and Martin State Airport in Baltimore County October 3-9. A dozen visiting Naval ships from the U.S., Canada and Great Britain welcomed visitors aboard for tours, and air show demonstrations by the  Read the Rest…

“Crab Tank on the Choptank” Travel Promotion Pitch

Do you have a can’t-miss marketing platform to increase overnight stays in Maryland? Submit now and see if you’ve got what it takes to win over the judges at the Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit’s (MTTS) first-ever “Crab Tank on the Choptank” pitch competition. Make your submissions now, and, if selected, you will make your  Read the Rest…

Public Sculpture to be Dedicated

The University of Maryland, Baltimore and the Maryland State Arts Council will join to host the public art dedication of “Stochastic Interactions” by Eric Peltzer on October 16 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Health Sciences Research Facility III Plaza at 670 W. Baltimore Street. The sculpture is part of the Maryland Public Art  Read the Rest…

“Keep Maryland Beautiful” Grant Program Taking Applications

The Maryland Environmental Trust in partnership with the Maryland Department of Transportation and Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development presents five “Keep Maryland Beautiful” grants. Grants through the “Keep Maryland Beautiful” program help volunteer-based, nonprofit groups, communities and land trusts in Maryland to support environmental education projects, litter removal, citizen stewardship and to protect  Read the Rest…

Last Chance for Nominations for the 2018 Destination Maryland Awards

OTD is seeking nominations for the 2018 Destination Maryland Awards. These awards recognize the outstanding work of the tourism industry in its quest to increase revenue from visitor spending while providing unforgettable customer experiences for our visitors. Individuals, businesses, organizations, and governmental agencies that have significantly and positively impacted the local, regional, or statewide economy  Read the Rest…

Register for ArtsLAB

The Maryland Citizens for the Arts (MCA) annual convention is a place where artists, arts professionals, advocates and more, come together to discuss current issues and concerns facing the arts sector. This year’s topic is Unheard Voices, examined through the lens of IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access) initiatives. It will feature presentations by, and  Read the Rest…

OTD and Partners Attend MATPRA Media Marketplace

OTD and its industry partners attended the Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance (MATPRA) annual Media Marketplace in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands. DMOs from around the region met with more than 50 journalists representing publications including Forbes Travel, The Boston Globe, and Fodor’s. The marketplace offers a unique opportunity to promote regional themes as well as individual  Read the Rest…

Nominate A Town for “Small Business Revolution – Main Street”

Nominations are now open for one small town to win a $500,000 revitalization grant and be featured on season four of the TV series “Small Business Revolution – Main Street,” starring Ty Pennington. The winning town and its small businesses will receive one-on-one guidance from marketing expert Amanda Brinkman; business services from Deluxe Corp.; upgrades  Read the Rest…

Save the Date for the 39th Annual MTTS Summit

The 2018 Maryland Travel & Tourism Summit (MTTS) will be held November 14-16 at the Chesapeake Bay Hyatt Regency Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in Cambridge. MTTS is Maryland’s annual tourism industry conference, which brings together all sectors of the hospitality industry. MTTS offers one-of-a-kind networking and is the ideal opportunity to learn and develop  Read the Rest…

Promote Your Event with “Maryland Mondays” Ticket Giveaway

How can OTD help spread the word about your attraction or event? “Maryland Mondays” is the perfect way to help us help you. Each Monday, OTD launches a new “Maryland Mondays” ticket giveaway program across all of our social media channels, consumer newsletters, and weekly “Maryland Minute” radio spots. Combined, these channels reach thousands of  Read the Rest…