New England’s 24th Annual Tourism Summit &
Registration is now open for the 24th Annual Discover New England
Tourism Summit & International Marketplace - the only
international trade event entirely focused on New England.
The summit takes place on May 13-15, 2019 at Foxwoods Resort
Casino, Mashantucket, CT. Consisting of a 2-day marketplace and networking
events, the DNE summit enables New England tourism-based businesses
to participate in one-on-one meetings and develop relationships
with key tour operators and travel media. Showcase your business
internationally without leaving New England!
Visit the DNE Summit page to register.
2019 is almost here!
The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism is proud to be a
Lead Champion of ArtWeek 2019, which takes place from April 26 –
May 5. The award-winning statewide festival will feature nearly 600
unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive or
offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process.
ArtWeek spotlights the creative economy in Massachusetts, offering
unique and affordable neighborhood-based events that provide
increased access to art, culture, and creativity. To learn more
about the festival and this year’s activities, visit www.artweekma.org.
Boston Launches 2019 Cruise Season
The cruise season in Massachusetts opened early this year on
Friday, March 29, when the Norwegian
Gem pulled into port at Flynn Cruiseport Boston. In
2019, 21 different cruise lines and 34 unique cruise ships will
call at Boston. Cruiseport expects to see a record-breaking 410,000
passengers this year, which will support 1,000 local jobs, generate
$56 million in business revenue and contribute $23 million in
federal, state and local taxes. View the complete 2019 cruise
Check out the French language Michelin Green Guide on
Massachusetts and New England, which offers extensive travel
information and utilizes the Michelin star rating system to rank
places to visit. Author Mathilde Piton visited different regions in
Massachusetts last June to update the guide. A big thank you to the
regional tourism councils who assisted in hosting Mathilde’s visit.
Massachusetts Film Office
For a schedule of film festivals in Massachusetts
this month and throughout the year, visit MAfilm.org/.
MOTT Bulletin Board
Check out the MOTT FAM Leads page for more information on
upcoming opportunities to host travel writers and tour operators.
Thank you for your efforts in promoting travel and tourism into
Massachusetts. Please contact Maria
Speridakos if you have any questions or would like to
learn more about international FAM opportunities.
With so many amazing free things to do in Massachusetts, we created
a FREE category
listing in our online calendar of events at massvacation.com. Now,
you can add your organization’s cost-free events to MOTT’s
year-round calendars. Just visit massvacation.com and click on
‘submit your listing’ on the bottom of the homepage. With
questions, please reach out to John
Things to do Under $50
MOTT’s ’50 Under $50’ special deals page
is consistently ranked as one of our most visited web pages
each month. To list a special deal offered by your organization,
the offer must be valid for a two month duration and the admission
of $50 must cover either: two adults or two adults with two
children 12 and under. We are currently accepting ’50 Under $50’
offers for May/June and July/August; please send your offers for
consideration to: Phyllis M. Cahaly.
Photo Credit: Tower Hill Botanic