National Travel and Tourism Week is coming soon (May 1-7, 2016). The U.S. Travel Association put out a toolkit to help states and local communities plan events and market tourism in the United States.
1 in 9 jobs in the United States are thanks to tourism. Over 120 thousand jobs in Maryland are thanks to tourism. It’s a big deal!
Why do I blog about Maryland? Maryland is a fantastic state for tourism! Within a 4-hour drive; you can visit beaches, bays, large lakes, mountains, farmland, picturesque small towns and cities all in one state? I’ll say it again. All within a 4-hour drive! That’s hard to beat in most states.
Maryland … Open for Tourism!
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Ocean City Today has an article on the updated 2015 Ocean City Tourism Strategic Plan.
“Progress on a three-tiered list of priorities aimed at bolstering Ocean City’s vacation trade was reviewed at the Tourism Commission meeting on Monday, Jan. 11.”
Read the post. It’s a good summary of plans to attract more tourism to the Ocean City area.
The Maryland Office of Tourism has a post of fun things to do during winter in Maryland.
“Whether it is outdoor sports for the winter enthusiast or getting warm by a fire, Maryland offers cold-weather activities for residents and visitors alike to enjoy,” said Liz Fitzsimmons, executive director, Maryland Office of Tourism. “Don’t miss the fresh air of mountain trails, guided snowshoe trips through state parks and the variety of opportunities to experience Maryland’s winter playground.”
Read the post here!