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Maryland Welcome Centers Celebrate Tourism Week

On May 7, National Tourism Day, Maryland’s state-operated Welcome Centers invited Marylanders, visitors, industry partners, and community leaders in to learn why Tourism works for Maryland. “National Travel and Tourism Week is an annual tradition for the U.S. travel community,” said Casey Keyfauver, Customer Contact Programs & Database Manager, OTD. “It’s a time when travel and tourism professionals across the country unite to celebrate the value that travel holds for our economy, businesses and personal well-being.”

Tourism supports jobs for more than 149,000 Marylanders and generates nearly $2.4 billion in state and local taxes. Each household would need to pay an additional $1,100 in taxes to replace the tax revenue generated. The Maryland Office of Tourism would like to extend our appreciation to those who stopped in, greeted their local travel counselors and learned how to increase tourism within the state and learn why #TravelMatters.