We are proud to feature Visit Howard County in this month's Partner Spotlight. The company has been a Silver Partner of MHLA since 2016. Read below to learn more!
Visit Howard County is the official marketing organization for Howard County. They are committed to collaborating with Howard County’s tourism community to facilitate opportunities that drive new and existing demand. Visit Howard County promises to provide free, quality information on the unique experiences offered in Howard County and the greater region.
How does Visit Howard County differentiate itself from others in their industry?
Visit Howard County is the only designated marketing organization for Howard County that is officially recognized by the Howard County government and the State of Maryland.
Share any recent achievements, accolades or awards Visit Howard County has received that are applicable to hotels.
Visit Howard County has championed many successes, including recent recognition from Howard County Government with an inaugural Rise to the Challenge Business Innovation Award for its leadership in helping businesses navigate through the pandemic and ultimately recover. Additional recognitions are from the Maryland Office of Tourism Development (OTD) – a division of the Maryland Department of Commerce – and the Maryland Tourism Development Board (MTDB) with the 2021 Transactional Opportunities Award for its work in securing the Major League Quad Ball (formally Quidditch) Championship in Howard County and the first-ever Market Expansion Award for work on Maryland’s Korean Way culinary trail. The organization was recognized in the 2020 Baltimore Sun article “Beyond the Frontlines” for its leadership in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Other notable successes include initiating the OEC Bucks program to assist with the economic recovery of Old Ellicott City, hosting the US Quidditch Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship in partnership with Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks and Parks, bringing "The Made Marketplace" event to Elkridge and Western Hoard County, working with a local tour operator on the launch of Maryland Brewery Tours, and the widely popular Howard County Restaurant Weeks promotion that the organization has coordinated since 2008.
How does Visit Howard County positively impact the lodging industry?
Visit Howard County serves Howard County’s lodging industry through promoting Howard County as a premier place for business and leisure travel. We are an energetic and innovative organization of talented and dedicated professionals who fulfill our mission by integrating the organization's work with our partners and serving as a credible advocate for Howard County's tourism industry.
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