Current Press Releases

FeBREWary to celebrate Maryland Craft Beer Lovers Month
Maryland Governor Declares Month of February as FeBREWary
January 20, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, MD (January 20, 2016) – Today the Brewers Association of Maryland, Maryland Office of Tourism and Shore Craft Beer announce FeBREWary in partnership.  Governor Larry Hogan signed a proclamation declaring the month of February as FeBREWary in celebration of Maryland Craft Beer Lovers Month.


Maryland Office of Tourism Crown Logo
Tourism: A Major Driver of Maryland’s Economy
January 12, 2016

BALTIMORE (January 12, 2016) – 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.


Couple enjoying a Maryland vineyard
Destination Maryland: The Guide to Maryland Travel
January 05, 2016

BALTIMORE (January 5, 2016) – Just in time to plan for a year’s worth of travel, The Maryland Office of Tourism Development (OTD) released the 2016 edition of Destination Maryland: The Guide to Maryland Travel.


Give the Gift of an Authentic Maryland Experience
December 01, 2015

BALTIMORE (December 1, 2015) – As the season of gift-giving approaches, shoppers are looking to find the perfect gifts for friends and family—and giving a Maryland experience is just right for the holidays. The unique Maryland culture goes beyond crabcakes and football; it includes history, food, learning and arts.


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.