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Encourage Hotel Stays with OTD’s Summer of Music Promotion

Maryland’s Summer of Music is in its second year, featuring more than 20 multi-day music festivals across the state, and in an effort to encourage overnight hotel stays, we are asking our partners to create their own packages to celebrate Maryland’s Summer of Music and to brand a local music event as part of Maryland’s  Read the Rest…

OTD Promoting “Open for Time Travelers” this Summer

OTD will announce the “Open for Time Travelers” web page to consumers in an article on “Travel through History as you Travel across Maryland” in the June 12 issue of Visit Maryland Now. This page was created as a catalyst to launch the new Antietam Campaign Byway video. The page links consumers to six buckets  Read the Rest…

OTD, CRUSA Welcome German Travel Writers

The Maryland Office of Tourism, through their partnership with Capital Region USA (CRUSA), hosted a group of German travel writers the week of May 12. The German group toured Berlin, Ocean City, Salisbury, and Assateague Island. The writers came from all over Germany and focused on Maryland’s culinary and beach scenes. The theme of the  Read the Rest…

Be Sure to Register for the Maryland Arts Summit

Maryland Citizens for the Arts and UMBC will host the 2019 Maryland Arts Summit in June. The Summit will be the first-of-its-kind for the arts sector in Maryland, highlighting the work that is being done through communities. Dialogue, learning and networking opportunities will focus on the growth of Maryland arts. The Summit will include more  Read the Rest…

Brand USA Hosts MegaFAM in Maryland

The official United States marketing organization, Brand USA, in partnership with American Airlines and British Airways, brought BrandUSA MegaFAM “Mid-Atlantic Memories, Hotspots and History” to Maryland May 11-13. Sixteen tour operators from the UK and Ireland were hosted in Frederick, Baltimore, and National Harbor. The Mid-Atlantic Memories itinerary was one of seven media tours sponsored  Read the Rest…

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  Read the Rest…

Boat Maryland Week Kicks Off in Annapolis

The inaugural Boat Maryland Week kicked off on the evening of Friday, April 26, to cap-off the opening day of the Spring Sailboat Show in Annapolis at Latitude 38. The 10-day celebration highlights the beginning of Maryland’s boating season and the state’s deeply-rooted ties to maritime history. Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary Tom Riford offered  Read the Rest…