Tourism Day in Annapolis

2017 MTC Tourism Day, Friday, March 3rd!

Registration is Now Open!

Register Today!

Reservations are available and can be made for the
Governor Calvert House

MTC Discounted Rate: $119.00 per night, plus tax.
Valet parking is $20 (with in & out privileges)

Reservations can be made by individuals calling the Hotel directly at 410 263-2641. Individuals must identify themselves as being with the group Maryland Tourism Coalition at the time the reservation is made in order to receive the special group rate.

Friday , March 3, 2017 • 8am-1pm

Tourism Day Helpful Information:

Miller Senate Office Building, West I and II Tourism Day 101
11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 Parking & Logistics 2017
Delegation Meeting Schedule
Map of State Government in Annapolis

Agenda for Tourism Day

8:00am: Doors Open

  • Pick up information Legislator (Leave behind) packets
  • Coffee & Continental Breakfast
  • Networking

8:15am – 8:45am: Tourism Day Kickoff

  • Welcome Mike Haynie, MTC Board Chair
  • Breaking the Ice: Advocacy Dos & Don’ts – Frank Boston, Attorney
  • MTDB Budget Briefing – Rick Howarth, Chair, MTDB
  • Announcements – Chris Riehl, Legislative Chair, MTC

9:00am – 11:15am: Meetings with Delegations & Legislators

3 Ways to Participate:

  • Individual or Group Advocacy Meetings
  • Observe Senate Session
  • Join MTC Door to Door Visits

11:15am – 12:05pm: Working Lunch & Greetings from Special Guests

  • Secretary Michael Gill , Maryland Department of Commerce
  • Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford
  • House & Senate Leadership

12:05pm – 1:05pm: Specil Recognition & Award Presentations

  • State Park Award
  • Tourism Advocate Award
    • Comptroller Peter Franchot
    • Governor Larry Hogan

1:10pm: Group Photo, Courtesy of KRR Photography


1:30pm: Wrap Up


*Schedule subject to change.

2017 Tourism Day Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Lunch Sponsors

Premiere Sponsors

Patron Sponsors

Tourism Day 2016 was another great success for MTC and Maryland’s tourism industry.
More than 200 industry leaders and 60 legislators attended from across the state. The day kicked off with a welcome from Michael Gill, Secretary, Maryland Department of Commerce followed by more than 30 legislative meetings to advocate for continued funding support for our industry. Thank you to our expert panel discussed who The Pulse of Tourism and the 2016 Legislative Session. (Frank Boston – lobbyist for MTC, Amy Rohrer – Executive Director of MHLA and Jonathan Grella of US Travel Association)  Attendees enjoyed remarks by Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford and Comptroller Peter Franchot made presentations. Thanks to our guests, attendees, sponsors, and volunteers who continue to make Tourism Day a success!

Thank You to Our Sponsors!


Presenting Sponsors


Premiere Sponsors

Partner Sponsors


Tourism Day 2016 was a resounding success!

See images from the 2015 Tourism Day in Annapolis