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OTD Welcomes UK Journalists for “Small Towns & Unique Neighborhoods” FAM

OTD, in conjunction with Capital Region USA (CRUSA), brought five influential British journalists to Maryland for three days as part of a targeted “Small Towns & Unique Neighborhoods” familiarization tour. The Maryland portion of the tour featured LIVE! Casino & Hotel, downtown Annapolis, Havre de Grace, Fair Hill, Chesapeake City, and North East, and continued  Read the Rest…

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center Nominated for Family Traveler Excellence Award

British publication Family Traveler is holding a public vote for its fifth annual Family Traveler Excellence Awards, and Maryland’s Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center is the only North American site nominated in the “Learning & Enrichment” category. The Tubman center was nominated by OTD through its partnership with CRUSA, and is part of OTD’s  Read the Rest…

Last Chance: Tomorrow is the Capital Region USA Global Summit

Capital Region USA (CRUSA), the official regional destination marketing organization promoting Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia to international travelers, is hosting its annual Global Summit on international marketing October 24 in Alexandria, VA. The event features the latest news and research on overseas visitation, tips and trends for international marketers, updates on CRUSA’s target and  Read the Rest…

Register for the 39th Annual Maryland Travel & Tourism Summit

The 2019 Maryland Travel & Tourism Summit (MTTS) will be held November 6-8 at the Rocky Gap Casino in Cumberland. MTTS is Maryland’s annual tourism industry conference, which brings together all sectors of the hospitality industry. MTTS offers one-of-a-kind networking and is the ideal opportunity to learn and develop new strategies to advance your business  Read the Rest…

OTD Wraps Filming on Last of the Chesapeake Country Byway Videos

An OTD/Miles Media film crew led by Catherine Batavick, Communications Project Manager, OTD, wrapped filming on their final byway video of the year in October. The video shoot covered the central portion of the Chesapeake Country Byway, and is the last in a series of three videos covering the Byway. The lower portion was filmed  Read the Rest…

OTD Attends 2020 MATPRA Marketplace

OTD was on hand for the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Public Relations Tourism Alliance (MATPRA) Marketplace held in the Richmond Region on September 24-26, 2019. More than 40 media attended the marketplace to meet with DMOs from the mid-Atlantic area on upcoming events and story ideas. MATPRA Media Marketplace is a great opportunity for both PR professionals  Read the Rest…

OTD’s Rich Gilbert Leads OTD Partners on Western Pennsylvania Sales Blitz

Rich Gilbert, Travel Trade Sales Manager, led 18 Maryland partners on the Maryland on the Road Enterprise (MORE) Sales Blitz through Western Pennsylvania. MORE is a cooperative marketing partnership for Maryland’s tour and travel suppliers who travel aboard an executive motorcoach conducting pre-scheduled sales appointments with motorcoach operators, tour operators and travel planners. Attendees on  Read the Rest…

Margaret Brent Pilgrimage Historical Marker Unveiled in St. Mary’s City ahead of 2020’s ‘Year of the Woman’

2020 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, and is being celebrated as the International Year of the Woman. In preparation for this historic event, OTD is joining with state and private partners in unveiling historical markers across the state commemorating significant, long-ignored events in women’s history through  Read the Rest…

ABA is Coming to Baltimore in 2021— Submit Your FAMs Now

Visit Baltimore will be hosting the American Bus Association Marketplace, the premier business event for the group travel industry, January 29-February 2, 2021. The week-long convention brings travel professionals from across the industry and across the nation together to bring motorcoach tours to their attractions. As a benefit of sponsorship, OTD will have the opportunity  Read the Rest…

Make Your Maryland Travel Promotion “Crab Tank” Pitch

Have you got a can’t-miss marketing platform to increase overnight stays in Maryland? Submit your idea now and see if you’ve got what it takes to win over the judges at the Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit’s (MTTS) second annual “Crab Tank” pitch competition. If selected, you will make your pitch live at MTTS and  Read the Rest…