Maryland’s tourism is “bright spot” for state’s economy

Maryland’s tourism industry is outpacing national economic trends, with increases this year in room demand, tax revenue and jobs, the Maryland Office of Tourism officials announced this week. Here are some of the highlights: 1) Maryland welcomed more than 28 million visitors in 2008 -- up from 27.2 million visitors in 2007, 2) Demand for Maryland lodging has ...

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  1. And yet as tourism is on the rise, the Governor decided to close two Visitors Center. One in Western Maryland and another on the upper Eastern Shore located in Queen Anne’s County.

    The Eastern Shore Center serves as a point of information for the counties of Kent, Queen Anne’s and Caroline and to a lesser degree Talbot Cecil and Dorchester. In short the Upper Eastern Shore.

    Visitors to this Center number over 70,000 per year and it is the opinion of many that this will hurt the tourism industry in the region.

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