From the City of Havre de Grace:
The annual Maryland Tourism and Travel Summit (formerly known as the Governor’s Tourism Industry Conference) is an educational and networking event for the state’s diverse tourism and travel industry, but it is also an event that recognizes the hard work, contributions, and leadership among individuals and companies within the industry. Maryland’s tourism industry continues to see positive growth and increased visitor number thanks to the efforts of professionals in the industry. The MTC gives six Professional Awards and eight Marketing Awards to members of the MTC nominated by their peers and/or employers. Recipients of the Professional Awards are honored for their skill, dedication, and talent that bring professionalism to Maryland tourism. The Marketing Awards recognize MTC members whose marketing programs are creative, thoughtful, and innovative and are the result of successful team efforts to bring visitors and travel revenue to Maryland.
The City of Havre de Grace and Office of Tourism, with great pleasure, announces the accomplishments that were recognized by the Maryland Tourism Council at the 33rd Annual Tourism Banquet. Havre de Grace received three awards this year.
The Best Large Event~ “Attack on Havre de Grace” Commemorating the War of 1812
This award honored the year’s best large new event, tour, destination, program, promotion or experience. It becomes the best because it is innovative, is a model for others, and a successful Maryland Tourism Product.
Cooperative Partnership Award~City of Havre de Grace Office of Tourism
Teamwork and partnerships are recognized by this award. This was presented to work of the 1812 Chesapeake Campaign, The City of Havre de Grace and St. Michaels who all came together to form a marketing alliance providing great impact to the State of Maryland.
Visionary Impact ~Brigitte Peters, City of Havre de Grace Office of Tourism
Leading a new initiative working diligently to accomplish shared goals…the Visionary Impact recognized Brigitte as an individual that has made a major impact within the industry.
The City of Havre de Grace would also like to extend congratulations to Harford County Tourism Manager Wini Roche for being honored as the Maryland’s Tourism Person of the year.
“The awards are for the entire City to celebrate. The City has a strong commitment from our employees, volunteers, businesses, and citizens that makes Havre de Grace the destination it is. Four years ago we were given an opportunity to commemorate our history and provide positive economic impact to our City, Havre de Grace is proud of the product created and the efforts of all who partnered, “stated Brigitte Peters,