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OTD’s Rich Gilbert Wins NTA Volunteer of the Year Award

The National Tour Association (NTA) has awarded Rich Gilbert, Travel Trade Sales Manager, OTD, with its Volunteer of the Year Award. The NTA is made up of more than 700 buyer members who package travel products around the world; and more than 1,100 tour suppliers representing more than 500 international destinations. NTA’s awards honor its  Read the Rest…

November is Maryland Spirits Month

November is the inaugural Maryland Spirits Month, a celebration of Maryland’s burgeoning craft distilling industry. With more than 100 brands on the market, Maryland is barreling back with a full range of craft spirits, signature cocktails, and, of course, a resurrection of the state’s iconic Rye tradition. To find out more about tastings, events, and  Read the Rest…

Media from Around the World Welcomed

OTD, along with our DMO partners and Capital Region USA (CRUSA), have welcomed media and industry from seven important international travel growth markets to Maryland for fall FAM tours since September. Journalists and tour professionals from Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Germany, France, China, and South Korea have toured Maryland over the past two months, as  Read the Rest…

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center

During late October, Los Angeles-based Aperture Films came to Maryland’s Eastern Shore to film scenes for the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center’s orientation film, Harriet Tubman: Soldier for Freedom. The film will provide an overview of Harriet Tubman’s life in enslavement, her self-liberation, rescue missions and accomplishments as an abolitionist and suffragette. The film  Read the Rest…

MSAC Wants Your Input for their New Strategic Plan

AMS Planning & Research, a national arts management consulting firm, has been engaged by the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) to assist in developing its next strategic plan. AMS is seeking community input to understand individual and organizational perceptions of MSAC, as well as needs and priorities that MSAC might address through its strategic plan.  Read the Rest…

Attend an Historic Preservation Capital Grant Workshop in Your Area

The Maryland Historical Trust is hosting workshops around the state for prospective applicants for the FY19 Capital Grant Program. This grant is a competitive funding program for construction projects on buildings or structures on, or eligible, for the Maryland Register. Attend a workshop to learn if your project is eligible and what is required for  Read the Rest…