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OTD’s Matt Scales Presents Virtual FAM Tour Strategies to Visit Indiana

Matthew Scales of OTD’s Strategic Partnership & Public Relations Department presented to Visit Indiana on the success of OTD’s virtual media familiarization tour. Maryland strives to be at the center and forefront of today’s ever-changing media climate, leading the team to hold a culinary-themed virtual media fam in October. In today’s climate, OTD recognizes the  Read the Rest…

Partner Now for OTD’s “Open for the Holidays” Promotion

There’s nothing like coming home to Maryland for the holidays, but this year, families are looking for an additional reason to support local businesses. That’s where OTD’s “Open for the Holidays” campaign comes in, encouraging travelers to visit family with the comfort of a hotel stay, buying from that shop down the street, or dining  Read the Rest…

Radio Stations Partner with OTD for “Masks on Maryland” PSA

More than a dozen radio stations around the state have teamed with OTD to run “Masks on Maryland” PSAs. The PSA’s promote proper mask use and social distancing to fight the Coronavirus pandemic, and feature notables such as University of Maryland women’s basketball coach Brenda Frese, UM men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon, and Orioles manager  Read the Rest…

Tourism Again Leads Statewide Jobs Recovery in October

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released state jobs and unemployment data. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland added 10,200 jobs in October. The Leisure and Hospitality sector experienced the most growth with an increase of 9,100 jobs from the Accommodation and Food Services and Arts, Entertainment & Recreation sub-sectors. In the  Read the Rest…

“Open for the Holidays” Social Media Guide

With COVID-19 taking international travel off the table, OTD is encouraging travelers to “Go International” in Maryland as a part of its “Open for the Holidays” campaign. Showcasing towns and cities that share names with international destinations; international foods, music and culture; and holiday traditions with international flavor, it’s a great way to highlight Maryland’s  Read the Rest…

MTC Celebrates Maryland’s Hospitality Heroes

At the Maryland Tourism Coalition’s (MTC) annual meeting, held virtually on Nov. 17, the group recognized individuals and businesses who have gone above and beyond during the pandemic to support their communities and constituencies. Among those mentioned were Maryland Commerce Secretary Kelly M. Schulz and Managing Director for Tourism & Film Liz Fitzsimmons; to view  Read the Rest…

MATPRA Holds Virtual Road Trip

Mid-Atlantic Public Relations Tourism Alliance (MATPRA) held its Virtual Road Trip October 19-23. The week-long virtual event included a group press release that highlighted an itinerary from each destination that was included on matpra.org and social media channels. Additionally, each MATPRA member was paired with two media writers, to help publicize each destination and keep  Read the Rest…

Rock Out to OTD’s Maryland Playlist

Be inspired for Maryland travel and get a sneak peek at Destination Maryland Magazine 2021 by checking out OTD’s rocking Maryland playlist. Composed of songs about The Old Line State and/or by Marylanders, it’s a great listen and a fantastic accompaniment to a Maryland road trip. Check out all the tunes at the link below.  Read the Rest…

Maryland Historical Trust Announces Upcoming Webinars to Discuss Historic Preservation Capital Grants

The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) is hosting a series of webinars to learn about $600,000 in available funding for historic preservation grants through the Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program. The goal of this highly competitive program is to promote the preservation of properties that are listed on or eligible for listing on the National Register  Read the Rest…