Maryland Office of Tourism Renews Successful “Home for the Holidays” Program


Leslie Troy,
Connie Spindler,
Matthew Scales,


BALTIMORE, MD (November 21, 2019) – With the holidays approaching, the Maryland Office of Tourism will once again help eliminate some seasonal stress by renewing its “Home for the Holidays” program, a collection of specially-priced hotel packages available in every region of Maryland.

Introduced for the holiday season in 2018, “Home for the Holidays” was a great success with families across the state. In fact, based on the six-week digital campaign, nearly 12,000 room nights were booked throughout Maryland—results that made enhancing the program for 2019 a given.

In addition to budget-friendly room rates, packages may include one or more items such as free breakfast, restaurant gift cards, passes for indoor mini-golf, tickets to events including Ocean City’s Winterfest of Lights, and much more.

“Maryland residents don’t have to worry about having too many loved ones staying overnight and having to install inflatable beds in every corner of the house,” said Liz Fitzsimmons, managing director of the Maryland Office of Tourism. “We have gathered hotel holiday packages all around the state, so you can give yourself the gift of peace of mind by booking friends and relatives at nearby lodging.”

With construction on the Bay Bridge scheduled through Thanksgiving week, the tourism office is working with the Maryland Department of Transportation to alleviate congestion and provide recommended travel times to and from the Eastern Shore. To help spread out travel during the holiday season, we encourage travelers to take advantage of the “Home for the Holidays” initiative and “Go Early, Stay Late,” to avoid traffic and extend time with loved ones.

Most “Home for the Holidays” hotel packages are good through December 31, 2019, and can be found at

About Maryland Tourism
The Maryland Office of Tourism is an agency within the Maryland Department of Commerce. Visitors to the state spent $18.1 billion on travel-related expenses in 2018. The Maryland tourism industry also generated $2.5 billion in state and local taxes, and provided Marylanders with more than 150,000 jobs. For more information, go to