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Michael S. Whipple, general manager of the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, has received the "Maryland Travel Person of the Year Award" from the state Office of Tourism Development for service to the industry.

Tourism Partnership awards, presented at the 15th annual Governor's Tourism Conference, which ended yesterday, went to: Gangplank Ragtime Band at Phillips' Restaurant in Harborplace, for serving as a goodwill ambassador for the state; Mary Junck, publisher of The Sun, for the paper's redesign, its expanded Business section and its new beat to cover tourism; the Baltimore Business Journal, for its special section on conventions; Icelandair, for helping promote Maryland and moving its headquarters from New York to Columbia; the State Highway Administration and the State Police, for a partnership to ensure tourists' safety.

Excellence in Advertising Awards went to: the National Aquarium in Baltimore; the Dorchester County Department of Tourism; the Ocean City Department of Tourism's "Winterfest"; Tourism Council of Frederick County, Summer Concert Series; and the Calvert County Office of Tourism.

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