Tag: tourism

Ocean City Businesses Fear Loss of Seasonal Workforce if Trump Cuts Visa Program

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Ocean City, Maryland. Photo via visitmaryland.org

As the summer tourism season comes to a close in Ocean City, Maryland, many businesses fear they may soon lose much of their seasonal workforce if the Trump administration cancels the J-1 visa program.

BOPA Reveals Light City 2017 Economic Impact and Visitor Figures, Announces Dates for Next Year’s Festival

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“Light Happenings Part II,” by Labbodies. Photo by Stephen Babcock.

Baltimore’s third Light City festival will run from April 14-21, 2018, following a three-day “Neighborhood Lights 2018” event earlier in the month, the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts announced today.

Visit Baltimore to Offer Free Bus Tours to City Neighborhoods on May 6

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Photo via 3sonsproductions/Flickr

On one day next month, Baltimore residents and tourists alike can be chauffeured around on guided bus tour to explore many of the city’s commercial neighborhoods.

Protesting Discriminatory Law, Another Group Moves Conference from North Carolina to Baltimore

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Courtesy The Grand Baltimore

For the second time this year, North Carolina’s loss is Baltimore’s gain.

Airbnb Hotel Tax Bill Died in City Council Committee on Tuesday

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Courtesy Airbnb.com
Courtesy Airbnb.com

Baltimore City Council members have declined to consider a bill that would have levied a 9.5 percent tax on the more than 300 Airbnb rentals in the city.

HuffPo Lavishes More Praise on Baltimore

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Photo via HuffPo
Photo via HuffPo

It was a mere four months ago that the Huffington Post decided Baltimore was a great place to visit. I guess they felt as though people didn’t get the message, because they’re at it again, with a list of “10 reasons why Baltimore should be your next weekend getaway.”

Huffington Post Talks Up Baltimore Tourism

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It’s a big tourism weekend for Baltimore, what with the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes. The Huffington Post is using this as an excuse to recommend that visitors stick around after the race: “The host city has a little something for every type of traveler. Bonus: There’s nothing like Baltimore in May.”

Ocean City: Where Rules Rule!

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If Las Vegas’s motto is “What happens here, stays here” Ocean City’s could be something like “What happens here… well, nothing better happen here — this is a family place!”

After taking on profanity on the boardwalk, Ocean City is considering banning smoking on the beach. I can’t blame them. A beach full of cigarette butts is a major bummer. But Mayor Rick Meehan says the issue is a divisive one, despite people being “for the most part” in favor of a ban. Meehan said he wants “to be fair to everybody and allow areas for smokers.”

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