Saturday, March 28, 2009

Massachusetts Welcomes You

Yesterday was the annual Massachusetts Governor's Conference on Travel & Tourism. It is a great opportunity for those of us in the industry to do some networking, learn about travel industry trends (for example, of the 26 million travelers in the US, 65% are driving to their destinations), and get to see the new Massachusetts ad campaign.

You can see the new ad at It's funky and original. The music is by the Brian Setzer Orchestra, if you're curious.

While you are on, don't forget to download - and use - your MassValue Pass. It's valid through Tuesday, March 31 (the spring MassValue Pass will be available in mid-April). It's good for discounts throughout Massachusetts, including Salem and the North of Boston region.

Visit for complete listings of things to do, places to stay, eat and explore. In the meantime, here are the Salem businesses who offer discounts on the MassValue Pass.

*Please check with each individual property for additional restrictions or blackout dates

Hawthorne Hotel
25% off winter rates for standard rooms.

The Salem Inn
Stay one night, get a second night 50% off.

Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites
25% off select suites.Offer only valid Sunday-Thursday.


Historic New England Phillips House
50% off two regular adult admission tickets.

The House of the Seven Gables
Purchase one adult admission and get one child admission free.

Salem Witch Museum
25% off admission.


Nathaniel's Restaurant at the Hawthorne Hotel
25% off one dinner entree when two or more are purchased.

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