Maryland Tourism Office Announces Award Winners

Each year at the Maryland Tourism and Travel Summit, the Maryland Tourism Office honors groups for their achievements. This year’s event was held at the Marriott Inn and Conference Center at University of Maryland University College on November 2-4.

Recipients of the Maryland Tourism Office’s annual awards included:

  • Savage River Lodge, located in Savage River Forest, was named winner of the Green/Sustainable Tourism Award for its innovations in building construction, purchasing from local growers and promoting green practices among employees and guests.
  • The Tourism Council of Frederick County received the Visit Maryland Award for restoring a 110-year-old warehouse on the property of a former wheel-spoke factory into the new Frederick County Visitor Center. Visitation at the new center is 25 percent above the number of visitors who came to Frederick’s previous center location last year.
  • Caroline County Office of Tourism and Dorchester County Tourism each received a Cultural Heritage Tourism Award for their contributions to developing the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center, Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway and the proposed Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic Park.
  • The Preservation Society – a group dedicated to the preservation of two waterfront Baltimore communities, Fell’s Point and Federal Hill – received the Economic Engine Award for generating $40 million in economic impact through visitor spending at the annual Fell’s Point Fun Festival.

For more details about the MTTS event, visit http://tinyurl.com/6ofrxbd

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