Maryland’s tourism industry is in growth mode, despite the poor economy. That’s according to an article in the online publication Maryland Community News on Gazette.net.
The 5.1% increase over 2010 means that for the first time, the state is eligible for $3.6 million in additional federals funds, since the minimum qualification is 3% growth.
“The industry is getting ready to rally and push for funding,” said Margot Amelia, executive director of the Maryland Office of Tourism.
Each of the state’s high-performing destination marketing organizations were honored with a governor’s citation at the Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit held in Aldephi on Nov. 4.
David Reel, president and CEO of the The Maryland Tourism Council said that the group is working on their strategic plan to increase diversity among its members, and to plan for future growth.
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