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Legislative Session Ends on High Note for Tourism, Film and the Arts

Stakeholders and industry partners from across Maryland’s tourism, film and arts landscape gathered in support of legislation relevant to the industry, and their strong showing was instrumental this past legislative session. “The industry really came together,” said Deb Carter, President, Maryland Tourism Education Foundation. “It was a well organized, coordinated effort, and proved to be  Read the Rest…

Naval Attaches Representing 30 Nations Met With TFA and Sail Baltimore

On the heels of the extremely successful Star-Spangled Spectacular, officers representing navies from around the world came to Baltimore for Sail Baltimore’s “Attache Day.” The officers met at Baltimore’s World Trade Center before touring Baltimore Harbor and the National Aquarium. Deputy Secretary Ben Wu of DBED was on hand to greet the international military leaders  Read the Rest…

Tourism Partners Gather at Pimlico to Discuss Racing’s Tourism Potential

On April 9, Sal Sinatra, Vice President and General Manager of Pimlico, Laurel Park and the Maryland Jockey Club, Ross Pedicord, Executive Director, Maryland Horse Industry Board, and TFA staffers met at Pimlico to discuss opportunities for public/private partnerships. Group tourism prospects, signage, welcome center programs and marketing synergies throughout Maryland’s horse industry were discussed.  Read the Rest…

The February Tourism Monitor is Here

Findings from the latest Tourism Monitor show an increase of 7.5 percent in tourism sales tax revenues during the first eight months of Fiscal Year 2015, outperforming the growth in overall collections by nearly two percentage points. All of OTD’s consumer outreach is also up significantly from Fiscal Year 2014: unique web visitors are up  Read the Rest…

Destination Maryland, The Official Guide to Maryland State Travel Wins “Gold Addy” Award

Destination Maryland, produced by the Maryland Office of Tourism in conjunction with Miles, was awarded a Gold Addy for best Editorial Feature by the American Advertising Federation. The award was presented by Florida’s Sun Coast AdFed for the magazine’s 20 Ways to Experience Authentic Maryland spread. Winning the regional award enters Destination Maryland for national  Read the Rest…