The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism is distributing $286,351 to eight Western Massachusetts agencies and organizations in a program to bolster the tourism industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito said during a streamed announcement that as difficult as the pandemic has been, the inability to enjoy the state’s special character through tourism and visitation has created a new appreciation for what has always been there.
“We don’t take anything we have in the Commonwealth for granted. We cherish it, we love it and we want to nurture it,” Polito said. “People are feeling healthier and