Drum Point Lighthouse
Calvert County Department of Economic Development

Drum Point Lighthouse at Calvert Marine Museum

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Work with the Maryland Office of Tourism

Drum Point Lighthouse
Calvert County Department of Economic Development

Drum Point Lighthouse at Calvert Marine Museum

There are many ways to partner with the Maryland Office of Tourism in order to market your destination/ attraction and to get the word out about your events and initiatives. Here are a few suggestions and contact information for our staff members who can help you.

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OTD’s website attracts almost three million visitors annually. To ensure your business, event and/or deal is accessible to these travel decision-makers, claim or update your listings through the website’s self- entry portal. Please check your listing often to ensure that it capitalizes on thematic promotions and other OTD marketing activities.


Meet with a Travel Counselor at any of the eight Maryland Welcome Centers and your local Visitor Center. [email protected]

Submit photos to our WebDAM (Web Digital Asset Management) for Maryland Office of Tourism use. Brian Lawrence,  410-767-6299, [email protected]

Distribute your brochures and display marketing materials at Maryland Welcome Centers. Marti Banks, 301-490-2444, [email protected]

Create group tour opportunities and let us know about them. Rich Gilbert, 410-767-6288, [email protected]

Send your press releases to us and participate in travel media familiarization tours (FAM tours). Leslie Troy, 410-767-6298, [email protected]

Get help reaching the travel trade market—group tours, student groups, reunions and receptive travel buyers. Participate in sales missions and trade show outreach, and receive tour leads. Rich Gilbert, 410-767-6288, [email protected]

Review visitmaryland.org to make sure your business listing is up to date. [email protected]

Use “Maryland OPEN” branding and creative assets in your advertising. Brian Lawrence, 410-767-6299, [email protected]

Get help with writing your business listing content. Brian Lawrence, 410-767-6299, [email protected]

Market your story through the National UGRR Network to Freedom, National Civil Rights Network, Chesapeake Bay Storytellers, and Civil War Trails programs. Anne Kyle,  410-767-0696, [email protected] and Marci Ross, [email protected]

Add your business listing, events, package deals and discounts to the VisitMaryland.org website. Brandon Chan, 301-447-3719, [email protected] or Flo Brant,  301-293-4172, [email protected]

The Maryland Office of Tourism promotes worldwide through our partners at Capital Region USA (CRUSA) and Brand USA. Scott Balyo, 540-450-7593, [email protected]

Follow @TravelMD (Facebook/Twitter) and @visitmaryland (Instagram) and use our hashtag #MDinFocus on social media

Utilize the resources and information on the Maryland Office of Tourism industry website, industry.visitmaryland.org

Provide tickets/prizes for Maryland Mondays giveaways. Leslie Troy, 410-767-6298, [email protected]

Expand your markets through OTD’s initiative-based Google Business Profile program. Marci Ross, [email protected]