Baltimore County’s Tourism Budget to Get a Boost From Hotel Tax

Baltimore County — with 200 miles of waterfront, half a dozen wineries and acres of horse country — spends $125,000 each year on its tourism promotion office.

But an infusion of money approved by the County Council will give the Office of Tourism and Promotion more than six times that amount next year.

Council members have approved legislation requiring that 8 percent of the hotel tax collected by the county be sent to the tourism office.