It was great to receive this thoughtful endorsement of our work with Dorchester County’s Office of Tourism in their annual report detailing FY 2015 marketing. One of the highlights of the report is the growing amount of positive media coverage related to visiting the county.
A July 2015 article in the Star Democrat noted:
“This year, we’ve had an unprecedented number of positive stories in regional and national media,” said Amanda Fenstermaker, director of Dorchester Tourism, in addition to ongoing coverage in the local media. She pointed to multiple mentions in USA Today, as well as Capital Region USA naming Cambridge one of “10 fun riverfront towns” (the only one on the Eastern Shore) and one of “8 picturesque coastal towns.”
In addition, the Baltimore-based Examiner and the Mid-Atlantic Day Trips blog both did a series of stories on various attractions in the county. There have been numerous other stories in a range of media, Fenstermaker said, such as Baltimore magazine, Philadelphia Sun and Prop Talk.
“Dorchester is on a roll,” Tourism Director Amanda Fenstermaker said. “These stories show us that Dorchester County has built up good momentum in what it offers visitors, from lodging to restaurants to outdoor activities. The great press coincides with the ‘Water Moves Us’ marketing campaign that we launched a year ago, as well as our increased focus on media relations with help from Choptank Communications, based here in Dorchester.”