MD Tourism & Travel Summit | November 14-16, 2022

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 Maryland’s Tourism industry.

The summit attracts more than 250 attendees who engage with a variety of keynote speakers on industry trends and professional development, MTC Annual Meeting, participate in interactive learning sessions, MTTS Awards Banquet, and an off-site Welcome Reception. This will be the 41st year of the MTTS through continued collaboration with the Maryland Office of Tourism, partnering associations, and numerous volunteers. We are looking forward to returning to Ocean City for the first time since 2014! Last year’s event SOLD OUT to register early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Registration NOW OPEN

NEW this year, if you need an invoice, you can complete the form and click “Bill Me” to get an invoice

Hotel Room Block is NOW Open!

Experience the Ocean City oceanfront and unwind in style in Ocean City Fontainebleau Resort’s comfortable guest rooms, most with ocean views and standing balconies. Here, there’s nothing between you and your toes in the sand. 

The Room Block for MTTS will be open until October 16, 2022. To make your reservation to receive the discounted room rate, you MUST call the hotel 410-524-3535 and refer to the group name Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit or book online through website through the HOTEL LINKYou MUST refer to the group name Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit when calling the hotel directly.

Want to extend your trip? The above rates will apply Sunday through Thursday nights.

Welcome Reception & Dine Around

The Welcome Reception Hosted by the Town of Ocean City  on Monday, November 14 at 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Seacrets. Transportation will be provided from the Ocean City Fontainebleau Resort on the Ocean City Bus. MTTS Attendees can ride the bus for free by showing their MTTS Badge.

 Participating restaurants and MORE are COMING SOON!

 Sponsored By:

 

2023 RFPs

Now Accepting RFPs for MTTS 2023!

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If you would like to host our 42st Annual Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit in 2023 – Click Here!

We are now accepting RFPs until September 15. Please email questions and/or proposal to MTC Executive Director, Ruth Toomey, ruth@mdtourism.org.

Award Nominations

Coming Soon

MTTS Program as of 8.5.22

(Subject to change)
Monday, November 14

9:30 am to 10:30 am
Maryland Tourism Development Board Meeting

10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Registration

10:00 am to 11:00 am
New Attendee Orientation

11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Welcome and Kick Off to Summit with Special Guests

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
OTD: Awards and State of the State
Liz Fitzsimmons, Managing Director, Managing Director of the Division of Tourism Film, and the Arts (TFA)

2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Network with Sponsors in Tourism Marketplace

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
General Session: INsights to OUTcomes – Data Dizziness & Relevant Research

3:30 pm to 3:45 pm
Maryland Day Photo

5:00 to 9:00 pm
Welcome Reception hosted by Town of Ocean City at Seacrets
Transportation on the City bus will be free by showing your MTTS Badge

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Dine Around

Tuesday, November 15

8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Registration open

8:00 am to 8:45 am
Networking Breakfast with Sponsors in Tourism Marketplace

9:00 am to 10:00 am
General Session: Who Makes Money from Tourism in the State, How and Why
Anirban Basu – Chairman & CEO, Sage Policy Group, Inc.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
General Session: Power of Partnerships
Barbara Wold – International Speaking Professional, Retail & Consumer Authority

11:00 am to 11:30am
Network with Sponsors in Tourism Marketplace

11:30 am to 12:30 pm
MTC’s Annual Meeting
The Maryland Tourism Coalition Annual Committee Reports and the induction of the 2021 Board.

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Lunch

1:30 pm to 2:45 pm
Breakouts – Build Your Community and Visitor Base with Tourism Segments

2:45 pm to 3:15 pm
Network with Sponsors in Tourism Marketplace

3:15 pm to 4:30 pm
General Session – Changing Travel Technologies

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Awards Attendee Banquet Reception

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Maryland Tourism Coalition Awards Banquet
Awards Emcees: Nora Campbell, National Aquarium and Chris Riehl, Baltimore Rent-a-Tour

9:00 pm – 12:00 am
After Party

Wednesday, November 16

8:00 am to 9:00 am
Networking Breakfast with Sponsors in Tourism Marketplace

9:00 am to 11:00 am
General Session & Interactive Workshop – What Employees REALLY Want from Work
Rachel DrunckenMiller, MS, Speaker & Facilitator, UNMUTED

11:00 am to 11:30 pm
Pete’s Pics & Closing Remarks

Sponsorship Investment 2022

 

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 being the best MTTS yet. If you are looking for more exposure, become an ANNUAL sponsor for year-round recognition for all MTC sanctioned events for just $900 more! Can’t attend this year but still want to be an Annual Sponsor? Contact Ruth Toomey, MTC Executive Director for more information.

NEW – Hotel Electric Needs – Shipping & Handling Guidelines

This year there is a fee for electric for your booth space, per the venue. It must be paid directly to the hotel. Sponsors are responsible for the costs of the following: Electric $50 per outlet/per booth, $30 per Extension Cord, $20. So please remember to bring your own cords! Please complete the Exhibitor Service Order Form and return to the hotel.

Should you be sending any materials to the Ocean City Fontainebleau Resort, please see the Exhibitor Service Order Form from Convention Services Department to arrange for proper handling of your shipment and so they may assist you in expediting the handling of your packages. There is a $20 Storage/Handling/Delivery of Materials Fee per Package. Prepayment is required and is to be paid directly to the hotel. 

All questions regarding electric, shipping & handling should be directed to:

Holly Owes
Catering & Convention Services Assistant
Ocean City Fontainebleau Resort
Office: 410.524.3535

Important Announcement

Sponsorship & Registration closes October 21, 2022. Sponsors who register after the cut off date will be charge a $100 late fee. Attendees who register after the cut off day will be charged a $50 late fee. Why an extra fee? When people have signed up late, the staff has to scramble to update all the marketing materials, floor plans, attendee list script and more! Avoid the fee and sign up on time!!!

Sponsors

Hosts

Monumental Photo Booth
David's Restaurant & Bar
Mixing Maryland - DJ's for Weddings, Parties & Events

PLATINUM

GOLD

SILVER

DTS - Nationwide & Worldwide Chauffeured Services
Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County
Maryland Jockey Club At Laurel Park

BRONZE

Minuteman Press