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MDMO

Maryland Association of Destination
Marketing Organizations

 
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WHO WE ARE

MDMO brings together officially designated Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) for the purpose of:

  1. Enhancing their ability to effectively market and develop tourism in all Maryland localities.

  2. Fostering awareness about the importance of the travel industry to the economy of the State.

What is a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO)?  A DMO is the principal organization responsible for leadership in the development and marketing of the tourism industry within their jurisdiction.  The Maryland Tourism Development Board has authorized one DMO per 23 Maryland Counties, Baltimore City and Ocean City.  

 

ADVOCACY

Tourism Works for Maryland

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+150,000 MARYLANDERS ARE EMPLOYED BY THE TOURISM INDUSTRY

THE MARYLAND TOURISM INDUSTRY IS $18.6 BILLION STRONG

TOURISM TRANSACTIONS GENERATED $2.6 BILLION IN STATE AND LOCAL TAXES IN FY20

 

Visitor spending in Maryland rose for the ninth straight year in 2019 to $18.6 billion.


Every household would pay $1,140 more if not for the state and local taxes generated by tourism.


Maryland’s Destination Marketing Organizations leverage the State’s $2.5 million investment in tourism marketing with $13 million in municipal, county, and private partnership funds.

1 of every 16 jobs in Maryland is sustained by tourism activity.

 

CONTACT MDMO

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