THE OFFICIAL GUIDE TO MARYLAND STATE TRAVEL
2013 Tourism Guide for Maryland Now Available
BALTIMORE (March 28, 2013) – In time for summer trip planning season, the Maryland Office of Tourism Development (OTD) released the 2013 edition of Destination Maryland: The Official Guide to Maryland State Travel. This free travel publication highlights the regions of Maryland, and includes trip suggestions as well as listings of attractions, state and national parks, lodging and services.
For the first time, the official Maryland Calendar of Events has been bound into Destination Maryland. “This combination makes sense so that consumers have one printed trip planning resource for their Maryland vacation” said executive director Margot Amelia. “Now as travelers plan their visit to Maryland they have everything they need right at their fingertips.”
This full-color magazine also contains several fun-filled features and itineraries; listings for more than 2,000 tourism attractions, state and national parks, lodging, and tour and travel services; plus a “Maryland Welcome! Passport” good for up to $3,500 in savings at 250 participating attractions, restaurants, retailers and accommodations. The guide also includes special sections featuring Scenic Byways, the Chesapeake Bay, outdoor adventure and an array of statewide commemorative activities.
To get a free copy of the travel guide, the public is invited to call 800-719-5900 or visit Maryland’s official website at www.visitmaryland.org.
According to the Maryland Office of Tourism, 34.4 million domestic travelers visited the state in 2011, an increase of 6.8 percent from 2010. Visitors to Maryland spent more than $14.3 billion on travel-related expenses in 2011; generated close to $2 billion in state and local taxes and provided more than 130,000 jobs to Maryland residents.
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