First Lady Yumi Hogan and Commerce Staff Welcome Korean Travel Delegation
The Maryland Office of Tourism has been working to increase awareness of Maryland as a travel destination to the Korean market. Capital Region USA research shows that Korean visitors to the Capital Region was ranked 4th in 2017.
Commerce worked with Visit Loudon (VA) to put together operators to showcase the area’s commitment to growing inbound customers from Korea. The group visited the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Dempsey’s at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, enjoyed a crab feast at Kent Narrows, cruised on an Annapolis harbor tour, saw the U.S. Naval Academy, and dined at Carroll’s Creek Restaurant and had breakfast with the First Lady. They also toured locations in Virginia.
United Airlines was a sponsor for the tour, which included representatives from major tour operators in Korea, and Maryland is working with them to build tour packages.
Pictured: First Lady Yumi Hogan (center), Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Ben Wu (far left), and Managing Director for Tourism, Film & the Arts, Liz Fitzsimmons (second from left), with tour participants.