Category Archives: Educational Programs

Tourism Day in Annapolis- save the date!


Nominate Outstanding People and Projects in the Maryland Tourism Industry

MTC Awards…now accepting nominations

Every successful team has a strong leader… someone whose commitment, energy and exemplary service lead to great results and inspire others. The Maryland Tourism Council’s professional awards honor your colleagues, employees and associates whose skill, dedication, and talent bring professionalism to Maryland tourism.

Creative… Thoughtful… Innovative…

Important qualities for any successful team effort-and for award-winning marketing programs that bring visitors to Maryland! Nominations are open to a tourism professional, group or entity that is a member of the Maryland Tourism Council. Self-nominations from MTC members for marketing awards are accepted and encouraged.

View Criteria and Submit Nominations now!
Deadline is Friday, October 8, 2010
View the Agenda and Register Now!
Sponsorship Opportunities also available

Maryland Tourism and Travel Summit

Register Now! November 3-5, 2010 at Loews Annapolis Hotel

EDUCATE Don’t miss our fabulous speakers:
Dr. Lowell Catlett – Renowned economist and futurist; Entertaining delivery that explores technology and trends.
Jonathan Tisch – CEO of Loews Hotels; Corporate visionary, hospitality industry leader, TV host, and best selling author.
Amy Showalter – Grassroots expert for major corporations; Addresses how to effectively advance a cause. & More!
INSPIRE Award ceremonies honoring creative, successful, and inspirational leaders, as well as MD’s best tourism products!
EMPOWER Opportunities to explore marketing opportunities, cooperative partnerships, and networking with colleagues!
And of course…Giveaways / Silent Auction / Anniversary Celebrations
Hotel “conference rate” deadline – October 4 – Loews Annapolis – 410-263-7777
Award nominations deadline – October 4
Summit registration deadline – October 19

Celebrate Tourism Day the Grassroots Way

Celebrate Maryland Tourism Week by volunteering your time to help clean, plant, learn, and have fun!

During lunch hear updates from John Ohler, Tuckahoe State Park Manager, Nita Settina from Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Barbara Siegert from Queen Anne’s County, and Kathy Mackel from Caroline County.

Give Back! Tree and perennial planting, mulching, trimming… Just ask those that attended last year, it was a fantastic day!

Joe Fernandez of AAA World Magazine, an MTC Booard member and annual partner, said “it was awesome spending the day with other volunteers with a common goal, fun conversations, and spectacular weather made for a really memorable day. Knowing that as a team, we helped make a great place a bit nicer made it all the better.”

Social Media

Natalie Friton presentation

Seasonal Savories and Social Media Seminar

(formerly the Crab Feast)

Social Media Marketing: Content, Communication, & Connection
Social media is the concept and process of using new media and online channels to not only market your company but also to communicate with your industry and clients, provide valuable content and information to your audience, and generate sales leads while increasing the visibility of your company or brand online.
This seminar will provide an overview of the major social media platforms like blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook and discuss how they can be integrated into your promotion, marketing, or sales plans. Each of our tourism industry presenters is intimately familiar with new media and social marketing and will share their specific experience in using social media to better communicate and connect with Maryland’s travelers. There will also be ample time for Q&A so that you are equipped with the resources, information, and action items that will allow you to successfully implement social media components into your marketing plans.
Presenters (visit the website for full bios) Continue reading

National Tourism Week Celebrations in Maryland

MTC is celebrating tourism week the grassroots way – give back and get dirty with us on May 13, 2009.  What is your Maryland business or organization doing in recognition of the 26th Annual National Travel and Tourism Week taking place May 9-17, 2009?