A new initiative aims to turn motorists passing through Harford County into visitors. Harford County officials announced the launch of the "Visit Harford!" desk Thursday at the Maryland House travel plaza off Interstate 95."We have the busiest travel plaza in the country in our own backyard," Harford County Director of Economic Development Jim Richardson said.
To county officials, the 200,000 monthly visitors to Maryland House—situated near Aberdeen—was an opportunity to generate interest in the community and its attractions.
An area of the Maryland House was set aside for a possible tourism center when it reopened in January after renovations.
With volunteers staffing the center and information available about local businesses, the goal is to connect visitors with area attractions.
"We are excited about promoting Harford County’s wonderful treasures to an expanded audience!" Harford County Tourism Manager Wini Roche said.
Roche said the information desk will be set up by mid summer, after a team of volunteers has been recruited and trained, according to a statement from Harford County.Anyone interested in being volunteer ambassadors at Visit Harford! may contact the Office of Tourism at 410- 638-3059.