Maryland Tourism Week

National Tourism Week is May 9-17th.

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Congress first established National Tourism Week, now See America Week, in 1983. Travel Industry leaders and public relations professionals were quick to take on the management and evolution of this event. Within only three years, a full time office had been established at TIA (Travel Industry Association of America) to sponsor the event and promote tourism awareness throughout the year. Today See America Week/National Tourism Week is an annual event in which hundreds of communities across the nation celebrate tourism awareness, the vital economic benefits of the Travel Industry, the unity of the Travel Industry as a whole, and the substantial contributions travel has to the cultural and social well being of the nation. (Information from the TIA website: www.tia.org)

In keeping with tradition and in recognition of Tourism Week, MTC holds an event for our state’s tourism community each year.

This year we will “Celebrate Tourism Day the Grass Roots Way.” Tourism will give back to the community through several projects at the Patapsco State Park on Wednesday, May 13. Save the date and stay tuned for details.

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One response to “Maryland Tourism Week

  1. The CVB is Celebrating the 26th Annual National Travel and Tourism Week (May 9-17, 2009)
    With the Following Events

    GO RED for National Travel and Tourism Week
    Show unity for travel and tourism by dressing in red to work and out in the community on
    Tuesday, May 12, 2009

    Familiarization (FAM) Tour
    Join your local colleagues and community on a FAM Tour to discover the hidden treasures of Montgomery County.
    Attendees will board a motor coach that will stop at many attractions and entertainment venues throughout the county including:
    C&O Canal/Great Falls, Music Center at Strathmore, Sugarloaf Winery and more!
    Tuesday, May 12, 2009
    9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    Cost: *$20 per person (lunch included)
    Attendees should meet in the parking lot of White Flint Mall in front of Dave and Buster’s on the 3rd floor at 9AM

    National Tourism Week Networking Event
    Join the CVB for a Networking Event
    Tuesday, May 12, 2009
    Dave and Buster’s at White Flint Mall
    5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Cost: *$20 per person (food and 1 drink ticket included)
    More information to follow

    *If you attend both the FAM Tour and Networking Event, cost is $35.00

    To RSVP Email Melissa Romeo
    mromeo@visitmontgomery.com

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