Tourism Week Events
Maryland’s five official welcome centers invited local businesses, attractions and community groups to join them during National Tourism Week for a travel information workshop, and dozens of partner organizations joined in the event. “This was the best year we’ve had so far,” said Jennifer Jones, Customer Contact Programs Manager, Maryland Office of Tourism. “It was an eclectic group of participants that included large hotel management companies and individual hotels, state and national parks, county tourism representatives, citizen boosters, and even the Maryland Symphony Orchestra.”
Also during Tourism Week, the Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau (AAACCVB) donated $12,500 to the Maryland Tourism Education Foundation (MTEF) at a tourism event at Rams Head on Stage. The Visitors Bureau is also encouraging local partners to match the funds in order to raise the scholarship to $25,000. A 2015 Choice Communications Systems study found that the tourism industry employs nearly 35,000 workers in Anne Arundel County, accounting for nearly $1 billion in wages.
(Pictured left to right: AAACCVB Board Chairman Erin McNaboe; Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides; AAACCVB President and CEO Connie Del Signore; MTEF President Deb Carter; Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh; and Maryland State Senator John Astle.