The Maryland Travel & Tourism Summit (MTTS) is Maryland’s annual tourism industry conference that brings together all sectors of the hospitality industry where business and public sector leaders convene, network and learn new strategies to advance MD’s Tourism industry.
The summit attracts more than 250 attendees who engage with a variety of keynote speakers on industry trends and professional development, legislative representatives during a tourism town hall, participate in interactive learning sessions including off-site educational tours of the destination. This will be the 39th year of the MTTS through a continued collaboration with the Maryland Office of Tourism, partnering associations, and numerous volunteers.
Now Accepting RFPs for MTTS 2020!
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We are now accepting RFPs until October 1. Please email questions and/or proposal to MTC Executive Director, Ruth Toomey, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you got a can’t-miss marketing platform to increase overnight stays in Maryland? Submit your idea now and see if you’ve got what it takes to win over the judges at the Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit’s (MTTS) second annual “Crab Tank” pitch competition. If selected, you will make your pitch live at MTTS and the “Big Crabs” will pick the pitch with the claws to get it done. Winning submissions should go beyond traditional travel silos and combine Maryland’s winning travel possibilities including group travel, multicultural/diversity travel, human-powered recreation, and family fun. The winning pitch will receive $50,000 in marketing support provided by OTD, including a full-page ad in Destination Maryland, web banner ads, coverage on VisitMaryland.org and in OTD’s newsletters, and more. All submissions must be received by October 14.
Sponsorship Investment 2019
MTTS is Maryland tourism’s most prestigious industry gathering. Sponsorship provides unparalleled opportunities to network, and to promote your business to the top tourism professionals from across our state. Don’t miss this opportunity to get involved in a meaningful way – and to align your business with what we anticipate to be the best MTTS yet.
Bundle & Save on Membership! More Value for your Investment with an Annual Sponsorship
It’s that time! Nominations are now being accepted until September 20th for the Professional and Marketing Awards. Nominators and recipients of all awards MUST be a member of the Maryland Tourism Coalition and are open to all sectors of the tourism industry. All awards will be announced and presented during the Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit Awards Banquet on November 7th, 2019 at Rocky Gap Casino Resort.
NEW THIS YEAR – We have moved the nominations to an online system. You can nominate once in EACH category and decide how many nominations you would like to send. Any questions can be directed to Awards Chair, Kevin Atticks at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome Reception & Dine Around
Please join us on Wednesday, November 6th for a Taste of Allegany County as we showcase the region at 1812 Brewery, from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm. Transportation will be provided from the Rocky Gap Casino Resort by A Touch of Class Limousines. Participants include:
Allegany Arts Council
Basecamp Coffee Co.
Good Carma Catering
Toasted Goat Winery
Charis Winery & Distillery
Queen City Creamery
Dig Deep Brewing Co
Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant
After the Welcome Reception, feel free to stay and enjoy a la carte items from Good Carma Catering and 1812 Brewery or head to downtown Cumberland to enjoy dinner or back to Rocky Gap Casino Resort! Transportation will be available until 10:00pm from both locations back to the resort.
Thank you to Allegany County Tourism and all the local businesses who are donating their time and services for this event!
MTTS Room Block has been EXTENDED!
Imagine yourself recharging in your suite overlooking the breathtaking view of the mountains and lake. Turn down the sheets of your top-of-the-line luxury bedding and dive into your pillow top mattress. Feel at home with premium cable channels on a broad flat screen television. Start the morning off right with a complimentary newspaper and a panoramic view of the golf course or lake.
The MTTS Room Block will be open until October 15, 2019. To make your reservation to receive the discounted room rate, you MUST call the hotel 1-800-724-0828 and refer to the group name Maryland Tourism Summit
MTTS Program as of 09.25.19
(Subject to change)
Wednesday, November 6
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
11:30 am to 12:00 pm
Welcome and Kick Off to Summit
with Comptroller & Allegany Tourism
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
General Session –
1:15 pm to 1:30 pm
1:30 pm to 2:15 pm
Break with Sponsors
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
General Session: Anirban Basu – Economic Forecast
Anirban’s Basu’s Bio
4:15 pm to 4:45 pm
New Attendee Meet & Greet – Location TBD
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Thursday, November 7
8:00 to 5:00 pm
8:00 to 8:45 am
Networking Breakfast with Sponsors
9:00 am to 10:30 am
General Session: Tyler Enslin – Mastering Your Memory
Tyler Enslin’s Bio
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
OTD: Awards and State of the State
Liz Fitzsimmons, Managing Director, Managing Director of the Division of Tourism Film, and the Arts (TFA)
12:30 pm to 1:45 pm
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm
General Session: Andria N, Godfrey – Riding the Digital Wave
Andria N. Godfrey’s Bio
3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Break with Sponsors
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
MTC’s Town Hall meeting
The Maryland Tourism Industry Town Hall gives attendees the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the Maryland Tourism Coalition in 2019 and the induction of the 2020 Board.
4:30 pm to 6:30pm
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Awards Attendee Banquet Reception
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Maryland Tourism Coalition Awards Banquet
Awards Emcees: Nora Campbell, National Aquarium and Chris Riehl, Baltimore Rent-a-Tour
Meredith Celebrates Maryland
Friday, November 8
8:30 to 9:30 am
Networking Breakfast with Sponsors
9:30 to 11:00 am
General Session: Crab Tank Presentation/Voting
11:00 am to 11:30 am
Pete’s Pictures & Closing Remarks