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  • Baltimore tourism business steady, but Otakon's exit points to future challenges

    Baltimore tourism business steady, but Otakon's exit points to future challenges
    Even after losing Otakon, the city's biggest convention, Visit Baltimore promoted its success booking future conventions last week. Baltimore's tourism business ticked up somewhat in fiscal year 2013, which ended June 30. Visit Baltimore, the city's...
  • Visit Baltimore reports increase in convention bookings

    Visit Baltimore reports increase in convention bookings
    Visit Baltimore announced increased sales Wednesday on the heels of news that Otakon, the largest convention held in the Inner Harbor in recent years, would relocate to D.C. in 2017. Visit Baltimore booked 477,764 room nights during fiscal year 2013 for...
  • Noonan praises Otakon organizers for giving advanced notice of move

    Noonan praises Otakon organizers for giving advanced notice of move
    For Visit Baltimore CEO Tom Noonan, losing Otakon, the Asian culture festival best known for bringing creatively costumed crowds to downtown, was a significant blow. In fiscal year 2012, the three-day convention had an economic impact of $11.3 million,...
  • Otakon to move to D.C., citing aging convention center

    Otakon to move to D.C., citing aging convention center
    Otakon, the Japanese and East Asian anime and culture convention that has drawn tens of thousands of people to Baltimore since 1999, will be held in Washington beginning in 2017, organizers announced Sunday. In a statement, Otakon organizers...
  • Maryland Science Center to spend $3.15 million on new exhibits

    Maryland Science Center to spend $3.15 million on new exhibits
    By the end of September, Maryland Science Center visitors will be able to stop by The Shed for lessons on bicycle repair or a tutorial on soldering or some other hands-on class. They'll have a chance to sit under a state-of-the-art digital sky in the...
  • For Baltimore zoo and its penguins, a new era is at hand

    For Baltimore zoo and its penguins, a new era is at hand
    As a blazing sun beat down on the city Tuesday, Rock Island — the moated exhibit at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore where African penguins zip through cool, shallow waters — seemed a good place to be. But the Druid Hill Park enclosure is...
  • Sports Business Lunch: What the All-Star Game would mean to Baltimore

    Sports Business Lunch: What the All-Star Game would mean to Baltimore
    Childs Walker took a look at the mysterious process used to pick the location of the Major League All-Star Game for Tuesday's paper. It's clear why the Orioles -- and those working in tourism and sports marketing in the city -- covet the chance to...
  • City-owned Hilton Baltimore under review

    City-owned Hilton Baltimore under review
    All options are on the table, including a sale, as Baltimore officials review ways to improve the finances of the city's money-losing convention center hotel — and brace for the likelihood of tapping the city's general fund to cover debt payments...
  • M&T Bank executive named chair of Baltimore Convention and Tourism Board

    M&T Bank executive named chair of Baltimore Convention and Tourism Board
    M&T Bank Corp. executive Atwood "Woody" Collins III has succeeded Edwin F. Hale Sr. as chair of the Baltimore Convention and Tourism Board, city officials said Monday. The appointment of Collins, an executive vice president of M&T, became effective...
  • Gay marriage law boosting wedding-related business in Maryland

    Gay marriage law boosting wedding-related business in Maryland
    The gay couples who've booked Rouge Fine Catering in Hunt Valley for their weddings have appreciated not only good food and stylish events, but something less tangible. "They don't want to be with a caterer that is going to be judgmental," said Jonathan...
  • Sailabration launches War of 1812 bicentennial

    Sailabration launches War of 1812 bicentennial
    Baltimore will launch its commemoration of the War of 1812 by land, sea and air this week, starting with parachute jumps into Camden Yards and a parade of tall ships into the harbor. The history-filled week features music, fireworks and an air show over...
  • 1st Mariner Arena turns 50 amid calls for its replacement

    1st Mariner Arena turns 50 amid calls for its replacement
    The Baltimore Civic Center opened on Oct. 23, 1962, with the hometown debut of the Baltimore Clippers hockey team. This week, it celebrates the beginning of its 50th year with nine performances of "Disney on Ice." In between, the arena has hosted the...