| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:41 PM
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...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:15 PM
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...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:00 AM
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,...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 6:03 PM
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...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:19 PM
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...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:37 PM
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...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 9:30 AM
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...
| Jun 30, 2013
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...
| May 20, 2013
| 10:16 AM
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...
| May 17, 2013
| 5:26 PM
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...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:44 AM
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...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 6:38 PM
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...