A25 Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT)
Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
136 Blackstone Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Toll Free:1-800-227-MASS (6277, recorded seasonal events) US and Canada)
The Office of Travel and Tourism promotes Massachusetts as a location for tourism, convention, travel, and recreation-related activities. It works cooperatively with a private sector advertising firm to market Massachusetts as a travel destination. The office distributes publications describing cultural, historical, and recreational places and events. It provides informational, marketing, and technical assistance to public and private non-profit entities organized for similar purposes. The state's 13 regional tourist councils are membership-based non profit organizations that are supported, in part, by a matching grant program administered by MOTT. Each council is responsible for developing programs to market its specific region of the state as a travel destination.
Created by Chapters 190 and 629 of the Acts of 1982, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority oversees the operation of the following venues: Boston Convention Exhibition Center; John B. Hynes Convention Center both in downtown Boston, and MassMutual Center in Springfield. These facilities are designed for holding local, national and international conventions and meetings. The authority also operates the Boston Common Parking Garage.