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Arthur P. Motta Jr.

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Director, Communications and Mark...

Local Address: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
New Bedford Whaling Museum
18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1903, the New Bedford Whaling Museum is the premier institution on whales and whaling, and one of the world's major maritime museums. Its international...   more
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www.nbedc.org, 7 May 2014 [cached]
Arthur Motta Director of Marketing and Communications New Bedford Whaling Museum
Arthur ...
www.nbedc.org, 14 Sept 2007 [cached]
Arthur MottaDirectorMarketing and Tourism
New Bedford Economic Development Council
www.nbedc.org, 2 July 2010 [cached]
On Sunday afternoon, a trolley tour of the city conducted by Arthur Motta, executive director of the Southeastern Massachusetts Convention and Visitors Bureau, had passengers from all over the Northeast.
"Everyone was impressed with the city, and I think the Bioneers conference highlights what New Bedford has to offer," he said.
New Bedford Economic Development Council
www.nbedc.org, 6 July 2008 [cached]
Arthur Motta, director of the Bristol County Convention and Visitors Bureau, said that "the nations we are getting are the traditional ones, but in greater numbers - the U.K., Germany. We're seeing people we wouldn't usually be seeing until the fall, the Norwegians.
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Mr. Motta said that much-anticipated direct flights to Milan, Italy from Boston have been delayed and won't start until mid-July. But when that finally happens, More Europeans will have a direct route into New England, so they can get around the hassle of flying into New York City and renting a car for a four-hour drive into Greater Boston.
Mr. Motta, who attended a tourism conference in Italy earlier this year, said "the Europeans may hate the Bush administration, but they view New England very, very positively, and they view Boston as the gateway to all of New England. It's all considered a mega-region."
Mr. Motta happily learned that "for the average southern European, the travel iconography for New England is Pilgrims, cranberries, and Thanksgiving. That's not the Nutmeg State (Connecticut). That's not Providence. All of the images associated with New England are Massachusetts. That's a sort of marketing niche we have with them.
"And they are very interested in our Maritime heritage. I talked to a media company there about doing three episodes for their discovery channel on maritime Massachusetts," said Mr. Motta. "They all know 'Moby-Dick.' It's kind of a supreme icon."
When those direct flights begin, tourism from Italy "could double without too much trouble," said Mr. Motta.
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Mr. Motta said that travelers are changing their vacation patterns this year to compensate for higher costs. "They're making four-day weekends in July and August and going on shorter trips," he said.
They're also taking advantage of what's offered nearby. "State parks and forests have predicted much higher attendance," he said.
He added that "agritourism" is also doing well: visits to wineries, breweries, organic farms, cranberry bogs and the like. Such tours are often free, although tourists are encouraged to spend all they like buying the products that they have just learned about.
Area hotel bookings remain fairly strong, Mr. Motta said, thanks in large part to the Europeans and to all of the social events. "We're seeing more wedding parties," he said.
The Patriot Ledger at SouthofBoston.com
www.ledger.southofboston.com, 6 Aug 2004 [cached]
‘‘It's been successful," said Arthur Motta, director of New Bedford's Office of Tourism and Marketing. ‘‘A lot of people weren't sure if an arts night in New Bedford would work, but the genius is that it gears the themes to the seasons, and that all of the venues open without a fee.It allows us to experiment on a monthly basis with the themes, and the things that resonate most with folks."
Motta, who has been with the office since 1998, says AHA's buzz has spread to other mid-sized urban hubs in Massachusetts.Lowell and Pittsfield have inquired about staging similar events.
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