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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.

And The Best Goes On …

As the 2015 summer concert season comes to a close, Merriweather Post Pavilion will not only end another season of outstanding performances, but also finish the first phase of exterior renovations to the 48-year-old venue.

Annapolis & Anne Arundel County CVB Going Strong

The Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has launched two new web sites to assist area residents and visitors to Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay.

Industry Perspective: Baltimore Tourism: Still Happening, Still Flourishing

Fiscal 2015 was a roller-coaster year for Baltimore tourism.

Brand USA: Selling America’s Tourism Products to the World

Brand USA is the public-private partnership responsible for promoting the United States as a premier travel destination and communicating U.S. entry policies and procedures.

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