Press Room

The one-stop source for Maryland news, fact sheets, and story ideas tailored for local, regional, national, international, and trade media.

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Ways the Maryland Tourism Press Team Can Help You

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1 Story Ideas

We have pulled together a sampling of the many Maryland stories waiting to be told. Get story ideas now!

 

Learn about the War of 1812 here where the flag that inspired the National Anthem was sewn.

2 Press Releases

Find monthly spotlights on segments of Maryland’s tourism industry, announcements and other special events here.

Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center in Cambridge, Md. Image Credit: Dorchester County Office of Tourism

3 OTD In The News

Check out OTD's recent television appearances and mentions.

Glide along the water with a stand-up paddleboarding session at sunset. Image Credit: erik_dowell-Instagram

4 What's New

Each year we round up the new attractions, major exhibits, significant anniversaries and upcoming major events for your convenience. See what's new now!

Food tastes better by the water, and what better place for a crabfeast than in Solomons on the Chesapeake. Image Credit: Maryland Office of Tourism

5 Photography Requests

A picture is worth a thousand words. Ask us to find the photo that best fits your story.

Turkey Point Lighthouse sits atop a 100-foot bluff and offers stunning views of the Chesapeake Bay.

6 Travel Journalist Guidelines

Explore Maryland first hand, and let us and our travel partners be your guide. How can we help you?

Frederick's 50-block historic district offers more than 100 stores including antiques shops. Image Credit: Visit Frederick

7 Press Tours

Need to visit Maryland? Start here.

 

Known as George Washington's Headquarters, this one-room cabin was used by George Washington while an aide to General Braddock. Image Credit: VisitMaryland

8 Contact Us

We love to hear from you, and this page lists everything you need to know to get in touch with us. 

Current Press Releases

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Tourism Spending Continues to Grow in Maryland
November 06, 2019

BALTIMORE, MD (November 6, 2019) – Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary Kelly M. Schulz today announced that visitors to Maryland spent more than $18 billion in calendar year 2018, up 2.1 percent from the previous year and 47 percent from 2009.

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