Dear New England Tourism Industry,

Greetings from snowy New Hampshire. Winter finally got going and outdoor recreation is making this pandemic a bit easier to navigate. Despite a challenging past year, we see positive indicators on the horizon. As vaccine production and distribution ramps up, we know our industry will bounce back. Everyone wants to travel once it is safe, and New England is the perfect place for both domestic and international travelers to escape to and make new memories.
 
Speaking of being together in person, Discover New England’s 25th Annual Tourism Summit & International Marketplace will be held next spring (2022) at Sunday River in Maine. We are making plans for another great event, so stay tuned for more details and registration information in the next few months.
 
We’ve also been busy behind-the-scenes observing and learning the best ways to support the industry and stay connected during this time. Most of us are tired of webinars, but we want to provide opportunities to share our work with our partners more frequently. So, beginning in April we will host a series of forums covering topics like trade and consumer trends from our in-market reps, media and strategic communication opportunities, as well as latest international research from Scott Johnson with Travel Market Insights. And we’ll dedicate time for updates on the 2022 Summit. It’s time to re-discover New England.
 
We are here to help you succeed, so please don’t hesitate to reach out with any ideas, questions or concerns. Let’s get moving again!


Best regards, 
Chris Jennings, Executive Director 
Discover New England
25th Annual Discover New England Tourism Summit & International Marketplace
The Summit will be held May 1-4, 2022 in the beautiful mountains region of Maine, at Sunday River in Newry. Registration information for the multi-day event and marketplace that brings together international tour operators, U.S. receptive operators, and New England tourism suppliers will be available soon. 
New England State News 
Website News
The B2B Website is Live!
Launched in mid-January, we’re excited to share our new industry-focused website. The site will serve as an easy-to-navigate travel industry resource that features industry information, research data, and will be the place to find comprehensive information about the Summit and how you can be involved. The website also includes a media room and travel trade resources. Let us know what you think. 
Update on Brand USA Website Collaboration 

Discover New England’s new website presence on VisitTheUSA.com has launched and is receiving great feedback. The English versions are complete; additional translations are being finalized, and you can see the completed subsite here.
New England Reopening News

With quickly changing travel guidelines, please check below for the latest travel regulations for each state. 

While there are guidelines for visiting during this unusual time, rest assured the recommended health protocols are to ensure a safe visit and memorable experience.



Find more traveler information here

Additional COVID-19 Resources 



USTA's #TravelConfidently Campaign
Don’t forget about the U.S. Travel Association’s #TravelConfidently campaign and toolkit. The resources are updated consistently to provide timely assets, including seasonal and holiday-related graphics, to use on social media, websites and more. 
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