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Md. Civil War tourism group hosting museum-themed training

FREDERICK — A nonprofit group that promotes Civil War tourism in Maryland is hosting an event geared toward museum operators. The gathering Wednesday afternoon in downtown Frederick is open to the public. It features a 90-minute online presentation by museum ...

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Tourism officials: Baltimore’s perception better nationally

While Baltimore’s image has improved nationally, the city’s perception within the immediate metro area has yet to rise to pre-Freddie Gray levels, tourism officials said Monday. The National Aquarium, for example, has seen a 7 percent decrease in attendance since ...

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Visit Baltimore wants businesses to keep events local

In an attempt to save Baltimore’s tourism and hospitality industry and the tens of thousands of people it employs, Visit Baltimore is making a request to residents and businesses: Stay local. The city’s official sales and marketing arm announced Monday ...

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Baltimore tourism officials point to promising signs

As they work to rebuild the city’s image following April’s riots, Baltimore tourism officials could look back — and forward — to some good news. In 2014, 24.5 million people visited Baltimore, an increase of 2.5 percent over the previous ...

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Gray case, protests cast spotlight on Baltimore’s image

While the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray has sparked a conversation about police brutality, it has also led to negative media portrayals of a city trying to shake a legacy of unflattering depictions. Under other circumstances Gray’s death after he suffered injuries while in police custody may have remained a local news story. But in the aftermath of recent high-profile incidents involving police and African-American men in Ferguson, Missouri, North Charleston, South Carolina and New York City — and because Gray being taken into custody was recorded, providing cable news networks with the dramatic footage they crave — his death has become national news. As reporters from media outlets such as CNN, Washington Post and New York Times descended on West Baltimore, they helped reinforce an image the city has been trying to shake since the critically acclaimed HBO series “The Wire” aired. News footage has revealed to national audiences a Baltimore beyond M&T Bank Stadium and Orioles Park at Camden Yards. Photos posted to Twitter by a local reporter prompted Esquire to compare West Baltimore to a fake streetscape on the backlot of Warner Bros.

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