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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EXPLORE MARYLAND DURING INTERNATIONAL UNDERGROUND RAILROAD MONTH
September 12, 2019

BALTIMORE, MD (September 12, 2019) – Earlier this month, Governor Larry Hogan proclaimed September as International Underground Railroad Month in Maryland. The designation recognizes the state as “The Most Powerful Underground Railroad Storytelling Destination in the World.”

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Maryland Announces 2019 Summer of Music Line-Up
May 06, 2019

BALTIMORE, MD (May 6, 2019) – As many cities and towns across the nation gear up for the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, Maryland’s own “Summer of Music” returns in 2019 with a range of traditional favorites to brand new festivals ready to hit some high notes. This tourism initiative aims to highlight Maryland’s diverse music scene over the summer months.

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"CHASE THE BLUE CRAB" WINS FIRST-EVER “CRAB TANK ON THE CHOPTANK” COMPETITION
November 16, 2018

BALTIMORE, MD (November 16, 2018) - Contestants felt the pinch from the judges known as the “Big Crabs” during the ultimate pitch competition, “Crab Tank on the Choptank.” “Crab Tank,” loosely based on the hit television show, “Shark Tank,” featured contestants presenting their tourism marketing campaign ideas to the crabs in the tank.

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