Tourism generates and continues to grow significant revenue that is integral to Maryland’s economic vitality. In 2017, visitor spending on travel in Maryland increased from $17.4 to $17.7 billion. That visitor spending is an important revenue generator for both state and local governments, contributing $2.4 billion in taxes in 2017. In 2017, 149,000 employees in tourism-related jobs around the state earned $6.3 billion in wages—up 4 percent over the previous year. That makes tourism the 10th largest private
sector employer in the state.
The links below will help you identify training and education opportunities across the state.
- Entering the industry as a first career opportunity
- Building an existing career in the industry
- Transferring skills from another industry