M1 Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT)
Executive Office of Housing and Community Development
136 Blackstone Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Toll Free: 1-800-227-MASS (6277, nationwide, 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.