New Bedford

Tourism Summit

Plan to spend the day in New Bedford! Network with city and regional partners, hear from statewide and national tourism industry professionals, discuss travel trends and exchange ideas to achieve strategic business and tourism goals.

Attend timely presentations from Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, Fire Starter Brands, Destinations International, and more!

Register here. Registration is $65 Professionals $35 Students (registration includes all sessions, breakfast, lunch, and evening reception).

Call for Nominations

Do you know someone who goes above and beyond to ensure visitor satisfaction? Do you know someone who exudes a friendly, professional, helpful experience with a smile? Do you know an outstanding employee who fits that description?

We are sure you do! There are so many fantastic front line ambassadors in our city, we want thank and reward them for their outstanding service.

Front line staff is very much the face of hospitality business, and although they may be responsible for administrative/operational duties, they also provide the visitor’s first impression, ensuring a pleasant experience and inspiring repeat visitation. This is an important part of the job, vital to ensuring visitors enjoy their experience, the success of business retention and overall destination impact.

To submit your nomination send a Front Line Hospitality Leader’s name and brief explanation why they should be recognized to dagny.ashley@newbedford-ma.gov by April 20, 2018.

Award recipients will be announced during the New Bedford Tourism Summit on May 22, 2018.

Would you like to get your business, or organization, in front of the travel trade industry, lodging, dining, attractions, retail, chambers of commerce, destination marketing organizations, and other travel related business?

Consider sponsoring the New Bedford Tourism Summit – sponsorship starts at $350. Download the Sponsorship Opportunities Form and return by April 30th.