Posted inTourism

Maryland Tourism reports continued recovery

According to an economic impact report released by the Maryland Department of Commerce, the state’s tourism industry is continuing a strong recovery, recapturing nearly 90 percent of pre-pandemic visitor spending. In addition, the state reported increases from pre-pandemic levels in the key sectors of lodging and restaurants. The report also showed that spending by overnight […]

Posted inAnne Arundel County

VAAAC announces new chair, board 

Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County has announced Gene Condon as the new chair of its board of directors. He is also the vice president/general manager of Arundel Mills. Newly-installed executive committee members include Vice Chair Jill Porter, MITAGS-Maritime Conference Center; Treasurer Steve Stavropoulos, Westfield Annapolis; and Secretary Cindy Jones, Live! Casino & Hotel.   Other […]

Posted inBWI Business District

Hogan announces BPW approval for BWI Marshall upgrades

The Maryland Board of Public Works unanimously approved a construction package for major terminal improvements at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport to accommodate growth and enhance the air passenger experience. The BPW authorized a $332.5 million contract for the A/B Connector and Baggage Handling System Improvement at BWI Marshall. The multi-year construction project is the largest […]

Posted inArt & Entertainment

VAAAC holding songwriters competition

Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County and organizers of the inaugural Annapolis Songwriters Festival have kicked off a songwriters competition that provides rising and songwriters and performers with the opportunity to create a tourism theme song for possible use in a future VAAAC advertising and marketing campaign. The Destination: Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Songwriters […]

Posted inTransportation

Frontier expansion includes BWI Marshall-Phoenix route 

Frontier Airlines will launch new nonstop service from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to 10 airports around the county, including daily service from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, which will launch on Nov. 17. Phoenix will be the seventh market that Frontier serves from BWI Marshall. The other nine airports the feature the new routes include […]

Posted inAnne Arundel County

JetBlue resumes nonstop service between BWI Marshall-Boston

JetBlue, which temporarily suspended its service at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport in April 2020 due to the global pandemic, is the latest airline to resume service. Several airlines resumed service at the airport in recent months including Condor, Air Canada and British Airways. In addition to resuming airline service, three new airlines have launched at […]