BALTIMORE (January 27, 2015) – Just in time to plan for a year’s worth of travel, The Maryland Office of Tourism Development (OTD) released the 2015 edition of Destination Maryland: The Official Guide to Maryland State Travel. This free travel publication highlights the regions of Maryland and includes trip suggestions as well as listings of attractions, state and national parks, lodging and services.
“The newly released guide provides inspiration and information on those things to see and do while vacationing in Maryland. New this year, the Destination Maryland guide offers a Top 20 list of must-sees in the state from state parks to cities and activities. The guide also delves into seasonal and regional activities and destinations,” said Margot Amelia, executive director, Maryland Office of Tourism Development.
This full-color magazine also contains editorial features and itineraries; a Calendar of Events and listings for more than 2,000 tourism attractions, state and national parks, lodging, and tour and travel services. The guide also includes special sections featuring Scenic Byways, Chesapeake Bay lighthouses and outdoor adventure.
Destination Maryland is produced in conjunction with Miles, a leader in travel publication and content development. With more than 183 travel marketing experts, Miles is 100 percent dedicated to marketing travel destinations, and creates award-winning, innovative, integrated online and print solutions that result in increased visitation.
Copies of Destination Maryland are available at Maryland Welcome Centers or by calling 800-719-5900. Orders can also be placed on the Office of Tourism’s web site, visitmaryland.org, which is where the guide is available in a flip-book version.
About Maryland Tourism
The Maryland Office of Tourism is an agency of the Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts within the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. Visitors to the state spent more than $15.4 billion on travel-related expenses in 2013. During 2013, the Maryland tourism industry also generated $2.1 billion in state and local taxes, and provided more than 138,500 jobs for Maryland residents.