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Harford tourism agency is privatized; officials hope to boost county's brand identity
Harford tourism agency is privatized; officials hope to boost county's brand identity

As Harford County officials await a much-hoped-for revenue stream from the new lodging tax, many in the local tourism industry are excited for what they say should be a bigger boost to tourism in general. Harford County Executive Barry Glassman announced last year he would shut down the county's tourism office, part of the Office of Economic Development, instead making the non-profit Visit Harford! the county's main marketing organization. Tourism industry leaders think that will mean more freedom and more funding to promote county attractions like special events, sports-related venues, local businesses and wedding sites. Effective Monday, county tourism manager Wini...

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