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TFA Hosts Final Regional Meeting in Western Maryland

On May 15, TFA hosted its final regional partnership session in Flintstone. The meetings were held to build and develop progams between state agencies and other partners involved in arts and tourism. The goal of the meetings was to generate and promote product appealing to both in-state and out-of-state customers and drive economic and quality  Read the Rest…

Promote Your Event with “Maryland Mondays” Ticket Giveaway

How can OTD help spread the word about your attraction or event? “Maryland Monday” is the perfect way to help us help you. Each Monday, OTD launches a new “Maryland Monday” 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…

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Experience Wins 2018 MEDA Award

On Monday, April 30, the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) held its awards dinner at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake in Cambridge. As part of its annual conference, the MEDA award celebrates the people, projects and programs that are transforming lives by creating opportunities, inspiring innovation and enriching communities across the state. The Harriet Tubman Underground  Read the Rest…

TFA Observes State Employee Appreciation Day

On May 9, seven team members on the TFA staff were honored for their service with the division with certificates of appreciation from the State of Maryland. Liz Fitzsimmons, Managing Director, TFA, presented the certificates, which were signed by Governor Larry Hogan and Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford. Those receiving recognition were: Rich Gilbert, Travel  Read the Rest…

OTD Staff Attends Southeast Travel Counselors Alliance Conference

Maryland Office of Tourism Welcome Center staff attended the 2018 Southeast Travel Counselors Alliance Conference in Roanoke. The primary focus of the conference is to discuss best practices in Welcome Center, Call Center, and Fulfillment services in the region. This year’s conference had a record attendance and included topics around marketing, industry relations, visitor experience,  Read the Rest…

Dundalk Showcased at Maryland Film Festival

Dundalk, Maryland hit the silver screen as the opening and closing feature films of the Maryland Film Festival were both set and filmed in the Baltimore suburb. Local writer/director Matt Porterfield’s Sollers Point, and House of Cards star Michael Kelly’s All Square screened to sell-out crowds. Both films are set in Dundalk and highlighted various  Read the Rest…

Maryland Mountain Storytellers Date Change

In the last issue of Insights, we announced a call for Maryland mountain storytellers and a storytelling workshop to be held by OTD and MSAC on June 6, 2018. The date is being changed. We will announce a new date as soon as it has been established. In the meantime, if you have further questions,  Read the Rest…

Korean Delegation Visits Maryland

First Lady Yumi Hogan hosted a delegation from the Natural Dyeing Cultural Center from Naju, Korea from April 22 through April 26, 2018. The following organizations have been selected as partners for the delegation’s visit: Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, Asian Arts and Cultural Center of Towson University, and the Fiber  Read the Rest…

MSAC Celebrates 50th Anniversary

On Friday, April 20, the MSAC celebrated 50 years of supporting Maryland arts with a gala celebration at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. More than 200 attendees were greeted with video presentations by Governor Larry Hogan, First Lady Yumi Hogan, Secretary of Commerce Mike Gill, Mayor Catherine Pugh, and more. Guests also enjoyed craft  Read the Rest…