The “2011 Tourism Partnership of the Year” was recently awarded to Maryland Life magazine. The award was given by the Maryland Association of Destination Marketing Organizations (MDMO), at the annual Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit.
The event was held Nov. 2-4, at the Marriott Inn & Conference Center at UMUC in College Park, Maryland. Top tourism professionals in Maryland got together for educational opportunities and networking, along with vend0rs, suppliers, supporters, government professionals, and elected officials.
According to an article on Marylandlife.com, “Tourism is a significant industry in Maryland. More than 29 million visitors spent more than $13.6 billion last year, and the tourism industry employs 134,000 people throughout the state. The industry generated more than $1.6 billion in tax revenues for state and local governments.”
For more information about MDMO, visit www.tourismworksformaryland.com.
Annapolis, MD—At the annual Maryland Tourism and Travel Summit (formerly known as the Governor’s Tourism Industry Conference), Nov. 4-6, a full contingent of professionals from Maryland’s tourism and travel industry elected the 2010 Board of Directors for the Maryland Tourism Council. The Board of Directors represent many facets of Maryland’s tourism industry and their range of experience provides the necessary leadership to guide the directives of the MTC, foster its growth, and promote Maryland’s tourism industry on business and consumer levels.
The 2009 Board was led by Chair Deb Carter with the Buttonwood Beach RV Resort in Earleville, and in her term the MTC faced the challenges of tourism budget cuts by the state but provided members with valuable resources and education for maintaining business and marketing efforts during down economic times. The 2010 Board will be led by Ross Peddicord, Co-Publisher of Maryland Life Magazine in Frederick. Continue reading