Current Press Releases
ANNAPOLIS, MD (September 29, 2020) – Today Governor Larry Hogan proclaimed October as Maryland Horse Month, recognizing the abundant historic, recreational, therapeutic, and economic contributions made by the state’s horse industry. Additionally, 2020 will be the first year that all of Maryland’s premiere equestrian sporting events, including the Preakness Stakes, are held in the same month due to scheduling changes in response to COVID-19.
BALTIMORE, MD (September 22, 2020) – The Maryland Department of Commerce Office of Tourism in partnership with the state’s 25 Destination Marketing Organizations has launched a new “Open Road” campaign.
BALTIMORE, MD (August 25, 2020) – Governor Larry Hogan today announced that September would be proclaimed International Underground Railroad Month for the second year in a row. International Underground Railroad Month acknowledges the significance of the Underground Railroad, and all those involved, for its contribution to the eradication of slavery in the United States and as a cornerstone for a more comprehensive civil rights movement that followed.
BALTIMORE, MD (July 14, 2020) - The Maryland Department of Commerce’s Office of Tourism has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the 400 Years of African-American History Commission, which was formed in 2018 under the National Park Service to honor 400 years of African-American history in the United States.
BALTIMORE, MD (April 30, 2020) – As Maryland and the country continue to address the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maryland Department of Commerce’s Office of Tourism will encourage Marylanders and visitors to show their “Spirit of Travel” during the 37th annual National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) May 3-9, 2020.
BALTIMORE, MD (January 27, 2020) – In celebration of National Plan for Vacation Day on January 28, the Maryland Department of Commerce’s Office of Tourism encourages travelers to commit now to taking time off in 2020 and fill their travel bucket list with Maryland experiences.