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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 21, 2016

For more information contact:
Michael Quinlin (617) 973-8503
michael.quinlin@state.ma.us

(Boston) – The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) is participating in the annual IPW 2016 conference in New Orleans from June 18-22, 2016.

Hosted by the U.S. Travel Association, the IPW draws participants from all 50 US states and from 72 countries around the world.  MOTT is one of 1,100 exhibitors (Booth #256) at the marketplace, which is attended by 6,000 + tourism leaders.

“Massachusetts is already a leading destination for international visitors because of our global innovation economy, world-class universities, iconic history and natural beauty,” said MOTT Executive Director Francois-Laurent Nivaud.  “Our goal at IPW 2016 is to increase our market share on the international stage by making new connections with international tour operators, media and travel partners.”

Joining MOTT at IPW 2016 are local attractions like Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Plimoth Plantation and Salem Witch Museum.

The appointment-based show connects over 1,000 travel suppliers – representing state and city tourism agencies, destinations, suppliers and hotel properties – with 1,300 international buyers eager to book inbound trips to the United States.

According to MOTT, Massachusetts attracts 22.9 million domestic, 735,000 Canadian and 1.5 million overseas visitors annually.  Tourism generates $19.5 billion in direct spending and $1.2 billion in state and local taxes, while supporting 132,000 jobs across the state and $4.1 billion in paid wages.

For more information, visit MOTT at Booth #256 or go to MassVacation.com.

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