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Jul 29, 2014

A ‘banner year’ for Baltimore

Visit Baltimore, the city’s official tourism agency, predicted last year that fiscal 2014 would be a “banner year” for tourism, and it appears they were right.

Oct 19, 2012

Baltimore tourism agency likes Question 7

Baltimore's tourism agency rose in support of Maryland's expanded gambling referendum Friday, saying that legalization of table games would make a future city casino more attractive to outsider, thus bolstering tourism.

Aug 20, 2012

Visit Baltimore … on your iPhone

Visit Baltimore has partnered with Baltimore-based architecture and graphic design firm Ayers Saint Gross to develop an interactive, virtual map of the city — embedded with the tourism agency’s extensive database.

Jun 18, 2012

Merchants get boost from Sailabration

As the nearly 40 tall ships and naval vessels that filled Baltimore’s harbor for the last week depart Tuesday, area businesses will continue to have something to celebrate: A boost to their bottom lines. The Star-Spangled Sailabration, the kickoff of the state’s 32-month War of 1812 bicentennial commemoration, started with the arrival of ships on […]

May 10, 2012

Revival at Inner Harbor blooms

The Inner Harbor’s revival is starting to come to fruition as the curtain lifts on the biggest changes at the Light Street Pavilion since it opened three decades ago. Several new restaurants and attractions will open in the pavilion this summer, and some, like Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and Johnny Rockets, already have. The changes […]

Jan 18, 2012

Restaurant Week prices are down

Baltimore’s Restaurant Week just got more affordable as prices for the semiannual prix fixe dining promotion dropped for the first time in years. Last year, diners paid $35.11 for a three-course dinner and $20.11 for a three-course lunch. This year, restaurants had the option of offering either a $30.12 or $20.12 three-course dinner and a […]

Nov 4, 2011

Baltimore Grand Prix short of projections

An economic study being released Friday said the Baltimore Grand Prix fell far short of promoters’ projections, but still calls it a “win” for the city. The Labor Day weekend event drew 160,000 spectators and generated $27.6 million from spending by out-of-town spectators, vendors and race organizers. The total economic impact taking in other factors […]

Oct 10, 2011

GBC wants to ask state for $2-3 million for downtown project

The Greater Baltimore Committee will seek state funds next year to advance the downtown convention center and arena proposal if a Maryland Stadium Authority study supports the plan. The entire project carries a price tag of about $900 million, but GBC President and CEO Donald C. Fry said his organization would ask for just $2 […]

Sep 8, 2011

Estimates say Grand Prix boosted Baltimore hotels

Preliminary data show the Baltimore Grand Prix fueled a 44 percent boost in revenue at a sampling of 10 area hotels, city tourism officials announced Thursday. The hotels in the sample represent about 3,000 of the 8,500 rooms at hotels of varying size in the downtown area and one hotel near Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall […]

Sep 5, 2011

Tens of thousands party at Baltimore Grand Prix

The first running of the Baltimore Grand Prix drew tens of thousands of people — die-hard racing fans and neophytes alike — to a festival that took over the city’s downtown Sunday. The three-day event was expected to draw more than 100,000 people, but exact ticket sales numbers weren’t available Sunday evening, said Baltimore Grand […]

Aug 6, 2009

Baltimore tourism head named among best in country

A recent issue of Tradeshow Week magazine named Baltimore’s own Tom Noonan as one of the top 16 convention and tourism bureau heads in the country. It’s major recognition from a highly respected convention and meeting industry pub. Noonan, president and CEO of Visit Baltimore, came here from the Fort Worth, TX tourism bureau in […]

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