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Funding for Tourism Promotion

The passage of the Tourism Promotion Act of 2008 enacted the potential for enhanced funding appropriations based on the tourism sector’s growth year over year.

This funding formula provides quantitative, policy-backed way to report the impact that visitor spending has on sales tax revenue in Maryland. Eight sales tax codes are tracked and multiplied by a tourism factor – the amount deemed attributable to visitor spending – by the Comptroller. The Board qualifies for additional funding if this tourism tax increment exceeds three percent of the tourism tax revenues from the previous year.

For a complete list of Sales and Use Tax reports from the Comptroller’s office from FY2008-2016 please visit their website.

2016 Fiscal Year Maryland Tourism Development Annual Report

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2015 Fiscal Year Maryland Tourism Development Annual Report

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2014 Maryland Tourism Development Board Fund Report

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2013 Maryland Tourism Development Board Fund Report

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House Bill 685

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