Posted on July 30, 2014
At Visit Baltimore's Annual Meeting Tuesday, it was revealed that Baltimore welcomed 23.9 million visitors generating $5.15 billion in direct spending in calendar year 2013. President and CEO Tom Noonan shared convention and leisure sales and marketing results from fiscal year 2014 with members of the tourism and hospitality industry. Detailed initiatives for fiscal year 2015 were also revealed including the 150th anniversary of Maryland's abolishment of slavery with Jubilee 1864; a new three-city sales partnership; the launch of a new experiential product; and the formation of a Visit Baltimore Education and Training Foundation.
A big congratulations goes out to this year's award winners; the Orioles for the William Donald Schaefer Baltimore Tourism Visionary Award, US Lacrosse for the Customer of the Year Award, John Tiffey from the Hotel Monaco for the Salesperson of the Year Award, Charles Myers of the National Aquarium for the Charlyene E. Grimes Customer Service Award and Kim Allison for Visit Baltimore's Employee of the Year Award.
For more details on the winners and the annual meeting, read the press release here. Visit Baltimore's Fiscal Year 2014-15 Annual Report and Business Plan can be found online at baltimore.org/annualreport.