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Liz Fitzsimmons

Maryland Crabs
AgricultureTourism

Governor Larry Hogan has announced a new initiative focused on promoting Maryland’s outstanding seafood to domestic and international travelers. The Maryland Crab & Oyster Trail, which kicks off this month in celebration of National Seafood Month, features a virtual tour highlighting more than 100 of the state’s seafood restaurants, as

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maryland coastal tourism
Maryland EconomyTourism

Visitors to Maryland spent $17.3 billion on travel expenses in 2016, up 2.7 percent from the previous year, according to a report released today by the Maryland Office of Tourism Development, an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce. In addition, Maryland welcomed more than 42 million visitors in 2016,

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Blue Angels Ft. McHenry
Tourism

Nearly two dozen aviators including the Navy’s famed Blue Angels flight demonstration team will take to the sky October 15 and 16, 2016 as part of Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore October 10-17. Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore celebrates the rich maritime traditions of the Chesapeake

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EventsMaryland Living

Governor Larry Hogan has signed a proclamation declaring the month of February as FeBREWary in celebration of Maryland Craft Beer Lovers Month. Breweries across Maryland have joined together to host special love-themed events, launch new beers and offer unique culinary pairings. The month-long celebration is a partnership between the Brewers Association of

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tourism fort mchenry
Hospitality & RecreationMaryland EconomyTourism

The Maryland Office of Tourism Development, part of the Maryland Department of Commerce, today announced that tourism in Maryland is on the rise, with 6 percent increases in tourism employee payroll and visitor spending to the State in 2014. These and other insights about the impact of the travel and

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e-NewslettersMaryland LivingTourism

July 2015 Tourism Pulse: Buy local for an authentic Maryland experience Liz Fitzsimmons is the Executive Director for the Maryland Office of Tourism Development. With farmers markets and festivals galore featuring local products, July offers up multiple opportunities for summertime visitors and residents alike to support local businesses and get a

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