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Governor Hogan Joins Tourism Advocates During Maryland Tourism Day


More than 200 tourism industry professionals were joined by Governor Larry Hogan, Secretary of Commerce Mike Gill, and state legislators for the annual Tourism Day for advocates on February 16 in Annapolis. The day-long event brought together elected officials with tourism leaders and partners to highlight the economic benefits that tourism delivers. Tourism Day was sponsored by the Maryland Tourism Coalition (MTC).

“Tourism in Maryland is a $17.3 billion industry that is one of the top ten private sector employers in the state, supporting 146,000 jobs. Tourism directly generated $2.35 billion in state and local taxes,” said Rick Howarth, Maryland Tourism Development Board Chair, and Six Flags America President. “These tourism revenues ease the tax burden on Marylanders to the tune of $1,080 per year, per household.”

Pictured: Governor Larry Hogan Poses with Marian N. Hrab, Director of Sales & Marketing, The Hotel at the University of Maryland. Photo credit: Joe Andrucyk.