Industry Perspective: Howard County, Where Maryland Comes Together for Sports

As the executive director of Maryland Sports – The Sports Commission for the State of Maryland, and the former chair of the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC)

Enchanted Forest Comes Back to Life at Clark’s Elioak Farm

As a child, Martha Clark visited the Enchanted Forest in Ellicott City, Md., at least once a year — but she would have gone more often if she had her childhood wish. “I always wanted to have a birthday party there, but my birthday was in December [and the park wasn’t open],” said Clark.

Industry Perspective: Amateur Sports: It’s Gold and Highly Competitive

Are you one of those people who think sporting events will happen anywhere and everywhere, no matter what happens? Do you think kids’ games are just for fun and recreation?

Craft Beer Pairs Well With Agritourism

This year, for the first time in the Howard County Fair’s 70-year history, fairgoers of legal age could sample craft beer produced in the county.

What’s New in Washington, D.C.?

Washington, D.C., is buzzing. Want to gauge the volume of new developments? Just look at the city’s skyline. Across all of the city’s quadrants, there are 60-some cranes hoisting steel and glass, a testament to the $9-plus billion in physical developments across the District.

Q&A With Maryland Office of Tourism Development Executive Director Liz Fitzsimmons

Being named executive director of the Office of Tourism Development (OTD) for the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) two months ago was a logical career progression for Liz Fitzsimmons, who has been an employee of the department since 1993.

35th Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit Returns to Howard County

The Maryland Tourism Coalition (MTC) will hold its 35th annual Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit (MTTS) at the newly renovated Turf Valley in Ellicott City on Oct. 28–30. This will be the summit’s third time at Turf Valley, and record-breaking attendance and sponsorship is expected.

Introducing HowardOnTap, MD’s First Craft Beer Trail App

Tap the app, and experience the burgeoning craft beer scene centered in Howard County, Md. Howard County Tourism & Promotion (HCTP) announced in June of this year its partnership with locally-owned and operated technology firm TownSprout in the development of its new HowardOnTap craft beer trail app.

Having Fun Is Serious Business

Howard County Tourism & Promotion’s (HCTP) board of directors, composed of business and community leaders together with Tourism’s team of marketing professionals, are moving Howard County forward as a weekend destination and smart choice for corporate travelers.

Industry Perspective: Why I Spend $30,000 to Get Employees Out of the Office

As CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, I had a problem.

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