Current Press Releases

St. Clements Cross with a field of Black-Eyed Susans
Celebrating Maryland’s Religious Heritage
August 21, 2015

BALTIMORE (August 21, 2015) – Maryland is considered to be the birthplace of religious freedom in America, dating back to its earliest colonial days when the state became a refuge for Catholics sailing from England. As the United States prepares for the first visit of Pope Francis, Maryland is shining a spotlight on its religious heritage.


Two bicyclist riding on the Monocacy Aqueduct
Spend the Last Days of Summer Outdoors in Maryland
August 05, 2015

BALTIMORE (August 5, 2015) – As the freedom of summertime gives way to back-to-school shopping, the Maryland Office of Tourism is encouraging visitors and residents alike to head outdoors and enjoy carefree summer adventures before Labor Day.


Forrest Hall Farm, Mechanicsville, St. Marys
Going Local for an Authentic Maryland Experience
July 02, 2015

BALTIMORE (July 2, 2015) – 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 true taste of authentic Maryland cuisine.


Girls enjoying ice cream
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Cool Summer Fun in Maryland
May 29, 2015

BALTIMORE (May 29, 2015) – As summer begins to heat up, the Maryland Office of Tourism is putting the spotlight on ways to cool down and spend time with the family this season. From ice cream to festivals, from museums to special events, Maryland offers many opportunities for family-friendly adventures.


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Visitation to Maryland increases 40.5 percent since 2007
May 21, 2015

BALTIMORE (May 21, 2015) – Maryland welcomed 38.2 million domestic travelers in 2014, an increase of 5.8 percent from 2013 and an increase of 40.5 percent from 2007’s 27.2 million visitors, according to a national survey of U.S. travelers conducted by D.K. Shifflet and Associates, a leading tourism industry research firm.


Bill Miles holding a nice sized Rock Fish
Take the Bait and Fish the Chesapeake Bay This Month in Maryland
April 09, 2015

BALTIMORE (April 9, 2015) – Fishermen throughout the mid-Atlantic region are anxiously waiting for opening day, not of baseball season, but of trophy rockfish season. Just as eagerly, charter boat captains on the Chesapeake Bay have been eyeing weather reports and preparing their boats.