Shore Counties Tout Tourism Gains

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The Maryland Office of Tourism values the Eastern Shore for being a ‘major part’ of the Maryland tourism industry and according to a Star Democrat article, Shore county tourism departments say “business is good”.

From the Star Democrat article,

Donna Abbott, director of Ocean City’s tourism department, said that as county tourism heads continue to promote their own jurisdictions, they’re also going to work together more to promote the Eastern Shore as a whole, “because the Shore is so special.”

Some Shore counties have seen an increase in their tourism industry.

In Talbot County, for instance, Tourism Director Cassandra Vanhooser said the county saw a 3.6 percent rate of growth in tourism sales in 2012 from 2011. In 2012, the tourism industry Talbot County generated $170.2 million in sales, putting the county behind Ocean City and Worcester County in the ranks of tourism industry sales.

To learn more about Eastern Shore tourism, read the full Star Democrat article.  (Limited free views available)