Posted on June 2, 2017
The team at Visit Baltimore is always working to spread the word about the positive impact tourism has on the city and to attract business and leisure visitors to Baltimore. The Baltimore Business Journal featured Visit Baltimore in a cover story, "How officials are pitching Baltimore despite running out of space," on Friday, May 26. The story details what Visit Baltimore does to attract convention and leisure visitors, including working together with our many partners, such as the Baltimore Convention Center, National Aquarium and Hilton Baltimore.
In the spirit of those collaborative efforts, Visit Baltimore recently hosted the annual GM sales mission in Chicago with members of the Baltimore hospitality community May 17-18. During this trip the team met with over 40 short-term citywide and in-house customers of all statuses, as well as hot prospects to drive new business opportunities and gain commitment from existing tentative business. Visit Baltimore hosted the group for a breakfast at the Chicago Under Armour store among other activities.
The team also hosted a number of clients at the 142nd Preakness Stakes on May 20 to give them a taste of the Maryland pride they will experience during their meeting or convention in Baltimore. The group also enjoyed a crab feast while cruising the Inner Harbor aboard the Raven. The clients represented Quercus Management, USA Volleyball, VidCon, NACAC, Breakbulk Events and Media, American Society for Nutrition, and ADMA.