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Tag Archives: Tourism

Area tourism, conventions take a bath

As rain mercilessly pelted pedestrians and rising waters threatened to bury parts of downtown Baltimore on Monday, the city’s tourism industry took a beating, as well. Hotels were emptier than expected, conventions were under-attended and storefronts went dark. “We’ve had ...

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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.

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Sailabration’s economic impact $166.1M, study says

The Star-Spangled Sailabration, a week-long celebration of the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key’s penning of The Star-Spangled Banner and War of 1812, generated an economic impact more than three times that of the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix, according to a study released Thursday.

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Black history museum seeks new home in Hagerstown

HAGERSTOWN — What started as the Doleman family’s personal collection of artifacts in 1972 has grown into an untold story of African-American history and culture in Hagerstown and Washington County. Alesia Parson-McBean, administrator of the Doleman Black Heritage Museum, said ...

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Freeze, drought take bite out of fall tourism

INDIANAPOLIS — Devastating spring freezes and a historic drought have stripped some charm from rustic fall destinations, leaving some corn too short to create mazes, orchards virtually devoid of apples and fall colors muted. Extreme weather has forced agritourism ventures ...

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Plane museum proposed at Cumberland airport

CUMBERLAND — Two high-flying brothers are proposing an aviation museum at the Greater Cumberland Regional Airport. The Cumberland Times-News reports that retired Northwest Airlines captain Steve Van Kirk says he and his brother Malcolm have eight airplanes and an extensive ...

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